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Sample Collection I – Perfect Shirts

27th March 2023

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Sample Collection I – Perfect Shirts is a one day course giving lots of tips and techniques used in every day shirts, dresses and blouses. You will start the day by constructing a mitred sleeve placket, it only takes minutes. Next comes the construction of collars and cuffs from light weight silk and polyesters to the most professional tailored two-piece collar and band. Tips will include superb corners, mitred points, cross graining collar canvasses and contouring shirt stands on the machine.

Ever wondered why your collar doesn’t fit onto the neckline or cuffs exactly at the bottom of your sleeve? How do men’s shirts have such an even top stitch around such a curved neck band, with no ridges? All to be revealed.

Samples will also be made of shirt plackets, clever silk facings with no bulk, firm gimp buttonholes and a selection of finishes to include flat felled seams and no wrinkle curved hems.


All course materials are included in the price.

Our workshops are run from our workroom above the English Couture Company shop in the beautiful village of Syston in Leicestershire. The room is light & airy & will take up to 8 students. We have Janome Memory craft 6600 machine for all our students. This means you don’t have to bring your machine with you. There are also overlockers available if needed. We have a good supply of the basic sewing equipment for you to use on the course.

There is always tea, coffee & biscuits provided at any time during the day. You will have to provide your own lunch. There are shops near to the studio where you can buy lunch or Ann, our friendly sandwich maker will deliver freshly made food which you can order when you get here. You can bring a packed lunch as an alternative.

The shop is available for students to buy anything they need for their projects during the day. You are very welcome to shop after the course finishes.

All our full day courses start at 10am & finish at around 4pm. Due to the comprehensive knowledge & personalised tuition operated throughout all the workshops, they can sometimes over run.

If you need any further information on this course call Michelle on

0116 2606766


27th March 2023
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English Couture Co, 18 The Green, Syston
Leicester, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
0116 260 6767


Michelle Pye
0116 260 6767
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