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  1. Beginners Introduction Course

    March 26, 2018 - March 26, 2020
  2. Modern Corset

    April 23 @ 10:00 am - April 24 @ 4:00 pm
  3. ‘True’ Couture Corselette

    April 25 @ 10:00 am - April 26 @ 4:00 pm
  4. Match Your Checks

    May 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  5. INSIDE SECRETS C1

    May 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



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March 2018

Beginners Introduction Course

March 26, 2018 - March 26, 2020

If you have seen our courses & would love to book in but have no sewing experience at all. Then give me a call & book in to our beginner’s course. I will give you a one to one, 2hour lesson to teach you the basics of how to start dressmaking.

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April 2018

Modern Corset

April 23 @ 10:00 am - April 24 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£178

Modern Corset, this figure changing garment can reduce your waist size by two to four inches & give good bust support. This two day course with Michelle will enable you to make your own corset. A modern approach with the design features of the popular Victorian corset. Some of the techniques you will learn include how to insert a busk front closure, steel boning & lacing at the back. You will need to bring with you 1mtr of your chosen…

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‘True’ Couture Corselette

April 25 @ 10:00 am - April 26 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£178

'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 been devised by studying gowns of the true greats in couture, such as Balanciaga, Dior, Balmain & can you believe Norman Hartnell’s design “Flowers of France for H.M.…

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May 2018

Match Your Checks

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Leicester Map, Syston
Leicester, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

Match Your Checks. The attention to detail and the impeccable craftsmanship is the true essence of couture. This workshop is all about the preparation and matching of checks, stripes & chevrons. In the couture workrooms this would be one persons responsibility only. A true master of his or her profession. A unique formula will be given for jackets & coats, so you are able to match seams all around & shoulder seams. We will discuss how to apply a collar…

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INSIDE SECRETS C1

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

Inside Secrets gives you a peek in to the world of interfacings/interlinings Which can be a complicated & at first glance quite boring subject but seeing the difference they can make is the most exciting part of dressmaking/tailoring.  Michelle brings you a whole day studying the combination of fabrics, interlinings and linings. Learn how to eliminate everyday problems: limp bodices, floppy collars, heavy hems, seams ridges, see through dresses, seating and creasing. During the course you will compile a picture dictionary…

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Make Your Own

May 9, 2018 - March 25, 2019
Syston, 18 The Green
Syston, Leicester, LE7 1HQ
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£89

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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Fit to Finish with a Fit to Flatter Attitude.

May 16 @ 10:00 am - May 18 @ 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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Sample Collection II – Working With Finer Fabrics

May 23 @ 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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Bra Making

May 24 @ 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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Gentlemen’s Trousers

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89
Gentlemen's Trousers

Gentlemen's Trousers. Making Bespoke Gentlemen's Trousers is a work of art. Hand finishing gives them that special look only found in the top tailoring workrooms. Michelle delves in to her tailoring past to bring you frog mouth pockets, hand sewn zips & waistbands with curtain finish . These are just some of the techniques covered on this workshop. We will make a sample pair of Gentlemen's Trousers for you to refer to when making trousers at home. Dress your man…

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