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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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July 2018

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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August 2018

Fit to Finish II – Jackets C12

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

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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September 2018

Extreme Pattern Drafting

September 18 @ 10:00 am - September 20 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£267

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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October 2018

Fit to Finish with a Fit to Flatter Attitude.

October 1 @ 10:00 am - October 3 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£267
fit to finish

Fit to finish solves the problem of How, Why and Where do I fit? This is a question I have been asked time and time again. You have read the books, seen the patterns and tried various fitting programmes, but to no avail. Why is fitting such a great problem and yet it is one of the most essential ingredients to achieving a totally professional finish to hand made clothes. I believe I have the answer!! From this workshop you…

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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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