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UPCOMING COURSES

Sample Collection II – Working With Finer Fabrics

Sample Collection II. This day has been designed to help with the conversion of finer fabrics into everyday beautiful garments. A superb range of samples will be made to include silk blouses with the addition of padded facings to eliminate the use of shoulder pads. Next you will set a sleeve into an ...

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Fit to Finish III – Trousers

Fit to Finish III – Trousers are the next in line for the special Fit to Finish treatment. Trousers are probably the most difficult garment to fit, but by using the magical Fit to Finish formula we can tackle this age old problem. Again calico toilles will be provided for you to try on & y ...

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Trouser Making Day

Trouser Making Day. Using the pattern from the fit to finish trouser fitting course, why not join us for a day to make your own trousers. Bring your own fabric, cotton & zip (all other haberdashery items will be provided for you) & we will go through all the necessary techniques to make your ...

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Make Your Own

Do you want to make an outfit for a special occasion? Are you struggling with fitting? Then come & join us for one or more days on our Make Your Own course to sew your own projects. You will work at your own pace. Bring along your material & pattern & make it up with Michelle there to help you throu ...

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Fit to Finish II – Jackets C12

Fit to Finish II. Using the same formula as the original course, we now tackle jackets. Problems which occur with sleeves, collars & lapels will be covered as well as basic fitting problems. Calico toiles will be provided for you to try on & your personal alterations pinned in, then you do t ...

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Make the Classic Jacket as Created by Mlle. Chanel

Make the Classic Jacket as Created by Mlle. Chanel. A three day course for you to make your own personally fitted jacket in the style originally created by Mlle. Chanel. You will need to provide your own toile in the style made popular by Mlle. Chanel (ie: box shaped jacket with or without front fas ...

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Under Your Vest – Waistcoat Making

Under Your Vest is a  course to give an insight to tailored waistcoats. The techniques covered are suitable for both ladies & gentlemen’s waistcoats. The correct interlinings for both traditional & speed tailored waistcoats will be investigated. Hand finished welt pockets & hand wo ...

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Speed Tailored Jacket. Four Day Workshop

When you have that perfectly fitting pattern, join me & make a beautiful fully lined speed tailored jacket. This method of tailoring enables you to make a crisp manufactured jacket. Using the latest interfacings available no pad stitching and very little hand sewing. You provide a plain fabric ( ...

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‘True’ Couture Corselette

Want a closer look inside special occasion wear! then join your tutor Michelle Pye on this fantastic workshop. ‘The True Couture Corselette’ created both by Terry Fox & Michelle. A technique now in great demand as we see trends move into fluid evening & bridal designs. This technique has bee ...

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The Sewing Guide That Helps You to Sew Like a Professional

The Sewing Guide course will help you to update your dressmaking skills. Hi-tech fabrics, interlinings, notions and attitude to sewing just gets better, and so you need to be in the know! You will be working with many different fabrics & your sample collection will contain the finest materials s ...

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