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  1. Speed Tailoring the Michelle Pye Way

    June 21 @ 10:00 am - June 22 @ 4:00 pm
  2. Couture Boned Bodice

    June 26
  3. Skirts, Bustles & Bows

    June 27
  4. Fine Lingerie

    July 3
  5. Born Again Dressmaker

    July 10



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June 2018

Couture Boned Bodice

June 26
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

June 27
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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July 2018

Born Again Dressmaker

July 10
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

Born Again Dressmaker. Do some or all of the following apply to you? Returning to dressmaking after a long break? Wanting a more professional finish? Can’t buy the dress you have in mind? Have a little more time to sew for yourself & others? Then this is the course for you! A one day course for experienced beginners. On the day we will be going through basics in Preparation, Construction, & Finishing touches. The preparation section will include notes on…

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Make Your Own

July 11, 2018 - May 27, 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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Couture Suit Day I – The Classic Jacket Created by Mlle. Chanel

July 27
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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August 2018

Sample Collection I – Perfect Shirts

August 30
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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October 2018

INSIDE SECRETS C1

October 12 @ 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 Jeans

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

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

October 31 @ 10:00 am - November 1 @ 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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November 2018

Trouser Making Day

November 2
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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