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Upcoming Courses

  1. Make the Classic Jacket as Created by Mlle. Chanel

    November 21 @ 10:00 am - November 23 @ 4:00 pm
  2. Gentlemen’s Trousers

    November 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. C47 Perfect Pockets

    November 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  4. Make Your Own

    December 5, 2017 - February 1, 2019
  5. Briefly Covered

    December 12, 2017 - March 19, 2019

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November 2017

C47 Perfect Pockets

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

Perfect Pockets. Would you like to make pockets to be proud of? Then this is the course for you. We will be covering the most popular pockets. Jetted, welt, flapped, jetted shirt & inside lining pockets. Don’t know the difference? Don’t know where to place the pocket? Daren’t cut through your fabric? All of these problems will be answered on this brand new course for 2016. Using the methods used in the tailoring industry you will be able to make…

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December 2017

Make Your Own

December 5, 2017 - February 1, 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. It can be any garment/s you choose from tailoring to special occasion wear.…

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January 2018

Couture Suit Day I – The Classic Jacket Created by Mlle. Chanel

January 23, 2018
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

Couture Suit day I - The Classic Jacket created by Mlle. Chanel. The attention to detail and the impeccable craftsmanship is the true essence of couture. Complete with pattern and Linton tweed you will construct a part jacket in the style of jackets originally created by Mlle. Chanel , by application of block machined lining/interlining. Also included setting in sleeves, overlapped seams, enclosed collars, advice will be given for edge to edge finishing and achieving a closer fit than just…

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February 2018

The Sewing Guide That Helps You to Sew Like a Professional

February 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£178

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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Sample Collection I – Perfect Shirts

February 6, 2018
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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Make Your Own Jeans

February 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£178

Make Your Own Jeans. Be the envy of all your friends. Create the height of luxury, a pair of jeans to fit you. Day 1 . Come along with a toille made in your favourite style of jeans. Have them fitted & then spend the day altering the pattern so it’s a perfect fit just for you. Tips will then be given for cutting out & you go home to cut out the jeans ready for day two. Day 2.…

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Fit to Finish III – Trousers

February 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£178

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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March 2018

Trouser Making Day

March 2, 2018
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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COUTURE FINISHES

March 27, 2018
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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April 2018

‘True’ Couture Corselette

April 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - April 26, 2018 @ 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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