UPCOMING COURSES

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Make Your Own

Syston English Couture Co, 18 The Green, Syston, Leicester, Leicestershire

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.

Free – £95
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Make the Classic Jacket as Created by Mlle. Chanel

Leicester

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 you will be taken through the process of matching stripes & checks in your own fabric to make a perfect

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Bra Making

Syston English Couture Co, 18 The Green, Syston, Leicester, Leicestershire

Bra Making Bra Making is not difficult if you have a general knowledge of sewing. Some people have laughed when I’ve mentioned making bras, but I always know when a lady has difficulty finding the right size. This course is for any one who can’t get a comfortable bra. 7 out of 10 ladies are probably wearing the wrong size to begin with!! I have made sample bras to try on. When we get the right size, adjustments can be made to fit your own needs. Then the whole process of making the bra will begin, we will cover making

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Advanced Bra Making

Syston English Couture Co, 18 The Green, Syston, Leicester, Leicestershire

Advanced Bra Making, once you have done the Bra Making course you can move on to this course. We will cover Basic fitting alterations including making the centre front sit properly & taking in the band. Then we will move on to changing the style of your bra. How to change a partial band in to a full band, lowering the centre front to make a balconette bra & cutting a power bar will be shown. We will also make a sample with a partial lace upper cup & a padded lower cup. Inserting a cup & casing in to

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Briefly Covered

Syston English Couture Co, 18 The Green, Syston, Leicester, Leicestershire

Briefly Covered is a one day course to make a personalised pattern for your own knickers, whether you are a fan of big knickers a la Bridget Jones, the skimpiest of thongs or anything in-between. This course will give you the inspiration for the most comfortable pair of knickers you have ever worn. The morning will be spent drafting a pattern in your size & design & the afternoon will be taken up with making the knickers. All techniques will be covered including inserting a gusset & applying elastic so the pants don’t ride up. There will also be time

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COUTURE FINISHES

Syston English Couture Co, 18 The Green, Syston, Leicester, Leicestershire

Couture Finishes is a one day workshop for all abilities. You will leave this one day workshop with a lifetime of knowledge and a guarantee you will never make hand made clothes with a home-made finish again! Samples will be made of a zip placement that cannot go wrong, immediately cure the problem of spreading at the top of the zip and one side being shorter than the other. Tailored hems, no stitches to be seen. The bound buttonhole, totally created by hand, beautiful smooth tailored darts, Hong Kong finishing and tiny silk covered press studs, plus canvases that create perfectly

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Make Your Own

Syston English Couture Co, 18 The Green, Syston, Leicester, Leicestershire

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.

Free – £95
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Ladies Professional Tailoring Six Day Course

Syston English Couture Co, 18 The Green, Syston, Leicester, Leicestershire

Ladies Professional Tailoring Six Day Course is a tailoring course, which will give you the expertise at the end of six days to be able to make a jacket to a professional standard. At the same time you will be taking away a perfectly fitted garment in high quality cloth, to be admired by all & drooled over by people in the ‘know’. The course will commence with a toille fitting , arranged before the course starts, using a pattern of your choice. Michelle will do the fitting & make any alterations for the jacket. This will obtain a perfect

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Fit to Finish II – Jackets C12

Syston English Couture Co, 18 The Green, Syston, Leicester, Leicestershire

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 ‘how to’ manual completely filled out for you. Book early as this will be a very popular course and places

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Speed Tailored Jacket. Four Day Workshop

Leicester

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  notions & know how. We will work on half the jacket on the day of the course & for homework

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