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  1. Party Days C50

    April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018
  2. Speed Tailored Jacket. Four Day Workshop

    June 21 @ 10:00 am - August 2 @ 4:00 pm
  3. Bra Makers Retreat C49

    July 26 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 4:00 pm
  4. Briefly Covered

    August 1, 2017 - November 6, 2018
  5. Modern Corset

    August 17 @ 10:00 am - August 18 @ 4:00 pm

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August 2017

Sample Collection I – Perfect Shirts

August 22
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

August 24, 2017 - October 21, 2018
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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Couture Boned Bodice

August 30
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

August 31
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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September 2017

INSIDE SECRETS C1

September 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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Sample Collection II – Working With Finer Fabrics

September 27 @ 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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October 2017

COUTURE FINISHES

October 11
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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Fit to Finish III – Trousers

October 25 @ 10:00 am - October 26 @ 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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Trouser Making Day

October 27
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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November 2017

Make Your Own Jeans

November 8 @ 10:00 am - November 9 @ 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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