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Upcoming Courses

  1. Make Your Own

    January 14, 2019
  2. Traditional Tailoring Sample C51

    January 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
  3. Briefly Covered

    January 28, 2019
  4. Bra Making

    January 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  5. Advanced Bra Making

    January 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



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January 2019

Make Your Own

January 14, 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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March 2019

‘True’ Couture Corselette

March 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - March 6, 2019 @ 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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COUTURE FINISHES

March 20, 2019
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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Couture Boned Bodice

March 25, 2019
Leicester Map, Syston
Leicester, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

The Couture Boned Bodice is an exceptional one day workshop, especially for those who are about to plan for a special gown. Although the concept of couture engineering is an eye opening experience for anyone with purely an interest in fashion, the couturiers or dressmaking. Using this special formula you can create the most wonderful Boned Bodice suitable for all fabrics from rich velvets to the finest of silks. Eliminate the problems of wrinkling, less than perfect joints, painful boning…

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Skirts, Bustles & Bows

March 26, 2019
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

Skirts, Bustles & Bows. This day contains a full collection of dress variations with couture techniques for creating individual designs for that special occasion. A selection of skirt styles will be made by all including richly pleated trains with their correct interlining, full gathered skirts, plus interlining. Also tips for quick, even gathering and triple cord gathering for rich fabrics. Over and under bustling trains for the evening. False hems, padded and weighted hems, horsehair braid, lining and adding separate…

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INSIDE SECRETS C1

March 29, 2019 @ 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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April 2019

Under Your Vest – Waistcoat Making

April 5, 2019
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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Sample Collection I – Perfect Shirts

April 10, 2019
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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Sample Collection II – Working With Finer Fabrics

April 11, 2019 @ 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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Couture Suit Day I – The Classic Jacket Created by Mlle. Chanel

April 17, 2019
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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