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  1. Make Your Own

    August 17, 2018 - July 3, 2019
  2. Bra Making

    August 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Advanced Bra Making

    August 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  4. Sample Collection I – Perfect Shirts

    August 30
  5. Winter Coat Making

    September 3 @ 10:00 am - September 7 @ 4:00 pm



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August 2018

Make Your Own

August 17, 2018 - July 3, 2019
Syston, 18 The Green
Syston, Leicester, LE7 1HQ
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£89
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 through the difficult bits.

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Bra Making

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89
Bra Making a sample bra

Bra Making Bra Making is not difficult if you have a general knowledge of sewing. Some people have laughed when I’ve mentioned making bras, but I always know when a lady has difficulty finding the right size. This course is for any one who can’t get a comfortable bra. 7 out of 10 ladies are probably wearing the wrong size to begin with!! I have made sample bras to try on. When we get the right size, adjustments can be…

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Advanced Bra Making

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

Advanced Bra Making, once you have done the Bra Making course you can move on to this course. We will cover Basic fitting alterations including making the centre front sit properly & taking in the band. Then we will move on to changing the style of your bra. How to change a partial band in to a full band, lowering the centre front to make a balconette bra & cutting a power bar will be shown. We will also make…

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Sample Collection I – Perfect Shirts

August 30
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89
Sample Collection I - Perfect Shirts

Sample Collection I - Perfect Shirts is a one day course giving lots of tips and techniques used in every day shirts, dresses and blouses. You will start the day by constructing a mitred sleeve placket, it only takes minutes. Next comes the construction of collars and cuffs from light weight silk and polyesters to the most professional tailored two-piece collar and band. Tips will include superb corners, mitred points, cross graining collar canvasses and contouring shirt stands on the…

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September 2018

Winter Coat Making

September 3 @ 10:00 am - September 7 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£445
winter/raincoat making

Winter Coat Making is a five day course for you to come along & make a Winter/Raincoat. The choice of pattern is entirely yours. You make a toille & I will fit it on the first day. Then show you how to create a perfect Winter/Raincoat using the fusible interfacings exclusive to English Couture Company. Techniques will include any design features your coat requires including pockets, lapels, collars (fur if needed) cuff plackets & hand worked buttonholes. You will need…

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Speed Tailored Jacket. Four Day Workshop

September 11 @ 10:00 am - October 23 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£356

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 (there is no time for matching checks or stripes on the course) suitable for speed tailoring. Matching lining cotton and buttons, & basic body interfacings. I’ll provide all the rest of the…

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Under Your Vest – Waistcoat Making

September 12
Leicester Map, Syston
Leicester, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

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 worked buttonholes, lining in the fronts & buckle back fastenings will be covered. The age old problem of bulky shoulders not matching will also be solved with a simple trick straight from the tailoring workrooms. Pocket detail…

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Padded Bra C48

September 14
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

The Padded Bra is our latest Bra Making course. This time we cover making a padded bra. This is a bra using foam to make the cups. We don’t use preformed cups but create our own. This has advantages over the preformed cups as we can make a bra to your shape rather than the shape the manufacturers want you to have. The cups are made & then a fabric of your choice is sewn over the top of it…

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Extreme Pattern Drafting

September 18 @ 10:00 am - September 20 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£267

Extreme Pattern Drafting is a different way of making patterns to fit you. No need to start with a blank piece of paper. The pattern companies have already done the boring bit for you. So we’ll take their basic block & make it up. Do all the alterations for a personal fit. Once we have this master pattern it’s time to have some fun. Designing your own patterns is a doddle when you can simply draw the pattern design straight…

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October 2018

Fit to Finish with a Fit to Flatter Attitude.

October 1 @ 10:00 am - October 3 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£267
fit to finish

Fit to finish solves the problem of How, Why and Where do I fit? This is a question I have been asked time and time again. You have read the books, seen the patterns and tried various fitting programmes, but to no avail. Why is fitting such a great problem and yet it is one of the most essential ingredients to achieving a totally professional finish to hand made clothes. I believe I have the answer!! From this workshop you…

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