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  1. Party Days C50

    April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018
  2. The Sewing Guide That Helps You to Sew Like a Professional

    April 25 @ 10:00 am - April 26 @ 4:00 pm
  3. Fine Lingerie

    May 3
  4. Fit to Finish II – Jackets C12

    May 9 @ 10:00 am - May 10 @ 4:00 pm
  5. Extreme Pattern Drafting

    May 15 @ 10:00 am - May 17 @ 4:00 pm

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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
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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£178

The Sewing Guide That Helps You to Sew Like a Professional

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

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 such as Silks, Chiffon, and Organza through to day wear suitings such as Wool Crepe, Venetian, Gabardine and Linton Tweeds. Also to include Micro-fibres, evening wear Polyesters, Taffetas, Satin and Laces…

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May 2017
£89

Fine Lingerie

May 3
Leicester,
18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom

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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£178

Fit to Finish II – Jackets C12

May 9 @ 10:00 am - May 10 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester,
18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom

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 the alterations to a commercial pattern & make a toile with the altered pattern for fine tuning. Students leave this course with a perfect jacket pattern plus a…

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£267

Extreme Pattern Drafting

May 15 @ 10:00 am - May 17 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester,
18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom

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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£89

Make Your Own

May 19, 2017 - July 16, 2018
Syston,
18 The Green
Syston, Leicester, LE7 1HQ

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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£178

Speed Tailoring the Michelle Pye Way

May 24 @ 10:00 am - May 25 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester,
18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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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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June 2017
£575

Ladies Professional Tailoring Six Day Course

June 7 @ 10:00 am - June 14 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester Map,
Syston
Leicester, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom

Ladies Professional Tailoring Six Day Course is a tailoring course, which will give you the expertise at the end of six days to be able to make a jacket to a professional standard. At the same time you will be taking away a perfectly fitted garment in high quality cloth, to be admired by all & drooled over by people in the ‘know’. The course will commence with a toille fitting , arranged before the course starts, using a pattern…

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£89

COUTURE FINISHES

June 19
Leicester,
18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom

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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£356

Speed Tailored Jacket. Four Day Workshop

June 21 @ 10:00 am - August 2 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester,
18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom

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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