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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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June 2017

Speed Tailored Jacket. Four Day Workshop

June 21 @ 10:00 am - August 2 @ 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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August 2017

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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October 2017

Winter Coat Making

October 2 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 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 Tailoring the Michelle Pye Way

October 16 @ 10:00 am - October 17 @ 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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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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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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