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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

Modern Corset

August 17 @ 10:00 am - August 18 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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Modern Corset, this figure changing garment can reduce your waist size by two to four inches & give good bust support. This two day course with Michelle will enable you to make your own corset. A modern approach with the design features of the popular Victorian corset. Some of the techniques you will learn include how to insert a busk front closure, steel boning & lacing at the back. You will need to bring with you 1mtr of your chosen…

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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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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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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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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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