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  1. Party Days C50

    April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018
  2. Sample Collection II – Working With Finer Fabrics

    September 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Winter Coat Making

    October 2 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 4:00 pm
  4. COUTURE FINISHES

    October 11
  5. Fine Lingerie

    October 12

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April 2017

Party Days C50

April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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Party Days

Party Days If you are celebrating a special birthday, Hen party or a Corporate day out to help your employees to bond together. You may just want a day to spend with friends who are like minded.  Look no further than our party days. You can come & have a day out here at English Couture. You have a choice of what you would like to make, For beginners Knickers A line Skirt Camisole Boxer Shorts   For more experienced…

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September 2017

Sample Collection II – Working With Finer Fabrics

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

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 armhole using a very fine, difficult cloth. This will include armhole finishing, sleeve head variations and delicately bound placket openings. During these projects you will discuss the…

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October 2017

Winter Coat Making

October 2 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 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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COUTURE FINISHES

October 11
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

Couture Finishes is a one day workshop for all abilities. You will leave this one day workshop with a lifetime of knowledge and a guarantee you will never make hand made clothes with a home-made finish again! Samples will be made of a zip placement that cannot go wrong, immediately cure the problem of spreading at the top of the zip and one side being shorter than the other. Tailored hems, no stitches to be seen. The bound buttonhole, totally created…

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Fine Lingerie

October 12
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

Fine Lingerie. What could be more perfect to wear under a designer outfit than expensive lingerie? Well, it can look expensive and it can certainly feel expensive, so why not create your own touch of luxury? Using the richest and finest of silks and cotton lawns you will create lace appliqué, cutting lace to any shape or form, shadow work, pin tucking, french seaming, hairline seaming, bias bound edges, shoe string straps and lingerie straps finished with the tiniest of…

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Bra Making Weekend

October 14 @ 10:00 am - October 15 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester Map, Syston
Leicester, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£178

Bra Making Weekend gives you both of our basic bra making course in one weekend. If you are travelling a long way then this is the course to choose. We will be doing the basic bra course on the Saturday. You will get to try out all the techniques you need for making a bra, whilst making a sample bra. Then on Sunday you will be doing the Advanced Bra Making course. This course includes making padded bras & shaping…

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Speed Tailoring the Michelle Pye Way

October 16 @ 10:00 am - October 17 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£178

Two days to be introduced to Speed Tailoring. You will learn about & test our special interfacings. Which are all available in the shop. How to cut & apply them properly without bubbling. I will show how to cut & use a floating chest piece. A great chest reinforcement to use with any weight of cloth. Once all the interfacings are in place we will then start with the makeup of the jacket. The four stages of the collar application…

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Fit to Finish III – Trousers

October 25 @ 10:00 am - October 26 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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Free

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 & your personal fittings pinned in to it. A commercial pattern will be provided so you can alter this to fit you. A personalised toile will…

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Trouser Making Day

October 27
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

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 first pair of beautifully fitted trousers. From the cutting out to the hand finishing stages you will be amazed how easy it is to get a…

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Make Your Own

October 30, 2017 - December 27, 2018
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. It can be any garment/s you choose from tailoring to special occasion wear.…

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