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Under Your Vest – Waistcoat Making

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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One event on 2nd November 2022 at 10:00 am


Under Your Vest is a  course to give an insight to tailored waistcoats. The techniques covered are suitable for both ladies & gentlemen’s waistcoats. The correct interlinings for both traditional & speed tailored waistcoats will be investigated.

Hand finished welt pockets & hand worked buttonholes, lining in the fronts & buckle back fastenings will be covered. The age- old problem of bulky shoulders not matching will also be solved with a simple trick straight from the tailoring workrooms. A great day out studying this versatile garment, with an award-winning waistcoat maker.

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


April 5
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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