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  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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November 2017

Make the Classic Jacket as Created by Mlle. Chanel

November 21 @ 10:00 am - November 23 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£267
Classic Jacket as Created by Mlle. Chanel

Make the Classic Jacket as Created by Mlle. Chanel. A three day course for you to make your own personally fitted jacket in the style originally created by Mlle. Chanel. You will need to provide your own toile in the style made popular by Mlle. Chanel (ie: box shaped jacket with or without front fastenings & collar) for fitting on the first day. Once your toile has been fitted & your own alterations have been cut in to your pattern…

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Gentlemen’s Trousers

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89
Gentlemen's Trousers

Gentlemen's Trousers. Making Bespoke Gentlemen's Trousers is a work of art. Hand finishing gives them that special look only found in the top tailoring workrooms. Michelle delves in to her tailoring past to bring you frog mouth pockets, hand sewn zips & waistbands with curtain finish . These are just some of the techniques covered on this workshop. We will make a sample pair of Gentlemen's Trousers for you to refer to when making trousers at home. Dress your man…

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C47 Perfect Pockets

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

Perfect Pockets. Would you like to make pockets to be proud of? Then this is the course for you. We will be covering the most popular pockets. Jetted, welt, flapped, jetted shirt & inside lining pockets. Don’t know the difference? Don’t know where to place the pocket? Daren’t cut through your fabric? All of these problems will be answered on this brand new course for 2016. Using the methods used in the tailoring industry you will be able to make…

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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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January 2018

Couture Suit Day I – The Classic Jacket Created by Mlle. Chanel

January 23, 2018
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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Couture Suit Day II – Techniques From the World’s most Famous Couturiers

January 24, 2018
Leicester Map, Syston
Leicester, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

Couture Suit Day II  is a fantastic day covering a wonderful collection of clever, but easy to apply techniques that can be worked on every day garments. These include steaming, stretching and professionally pressing using sample fabrics. You will ease out darts without stitching, ideal for checked & patterned skirts, manipulate straight stripes to bend around curved lapels and hemlines. Next you will create a beautiful couture skirt section to include stayed vents, Paris binding, lined Dior pleats and weighted…

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April 2018

Traditional Tailoring Sample C51

April 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - April 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
£178

Traditional Tailoring Sample If you can’t afford the time or expense of our full six day traditional tailoring course, then this is the course for you. Two days to make a sample half jacket using the traditional tailoring methods. We will cover everything from canvassing the jacket & fixing it with pad stitching to finishing off the jacket with pricked stitched edges & beautiful hand worked buttonholes. You will go home with a half jacket, so when you come to…

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June 2018

Speed Tailoring the Michelle Pye Way

June 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - June 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£178

Two days to be introduced to Speed Tailoring. You will learn about & test our special interfacings. Which are all available in the shop. How to cut & apply them properly without bubbling. I will show how to cut & use a floating chest piece. A great chest reinforcement to use with any weight of cloth. Once all the interfacings are in place we will then start with the makeup of the jacket. The four stages of the collar application…

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September 2018

Winter Coat Making

September 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - September 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£445
winter/raincoat making

Winter Coat Making is a five day course for you to come along & make a Winter/Raincoat. The choice of pattern is entirely yours. You make a toille & I will fit it on the first day. Then show you how to create a perfect Winter/Raincoat using the fusible interfacings exclusive to English Couture Company. Techniques will include any design features your coat requires including pockets, lapels, collars (fur if needed) cuff plackets & hand worked buttonholes. You will need…

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Speed Tailored Jacket. Four Day Workshop

September 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£356

When you have that perfectly fitting pattern, join me & make a beautiful fully lined speed tailored jacket. This method of tailoring enables you to make a crisp manufactured jacket. Using the latest interfacings available no pad stitching and very little hand sewing. You provide a plain fabric (there is no time for matching checks or stripes on the course) suitable for speed tailoring. Matching lining cotton and buttons, & basic body interfacings. I’ll provide all the rest of the…

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