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Upcoming Courses

  1. Make the Classic Jacket as Created by Mlle. Chanel

    November 21 @ 10:00 am - November 23 @ 4:00 pm
  2. Gentlemen’s Trousers

    November 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. C47 Perfect Pockets

    November 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  4. Make Your Own

    December 5, 2017 - February 1, 2019
  5. Briefly Covered

    December 12, 2017 - March 19, 2019

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December 2017

Make Your Own

December 5, 2017 - February 1, 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. It can be any garment/s you choose from tailoring to special occasion wear.…

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April 2018

Modern Corset

April 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - April 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£178

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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‘True’ Couture Corselette

April 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - April 26, 2018 @ 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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June 2018

Couture Boned Bodice

June 26, 2018
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, 2018
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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