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The Couture Skirt - Starts 7th March 2019 Zoom

The Couture Skirt - Starts 7th March 2019

Couture sewing takes time and patience.  Much of the construction is done by hand often because the fabrics are tricky and there could be complicated design details. Since spending time with Claire Shaeffer, who is an internationally respected author, lecuturer and columnist and has a collection of over 2000 couture garments many of which are Chanel,  I have been inspired to do more couture sewing and share some of these skills.

On this workshop you will learn some of the secrets of couture many of which are used in the classic mock wrap skirt often worn with the cardigan jacket.

Bring along a toille of a straight skirt with a waist band, Learn to alter the pattern to remove the side seams, cut out, trace tack, quilt the lining and hand finish - all will be covered on this workshop..  

As a lot of Couture Sewing is done by hand there will be lots of work to be done at home inbetween the workshop days.

What You Need To Bring : The Sewing Room is fully equipped with Janome Sewing Machines and Overlockers as well as all the tools you need to complete your project. You are very welcome to bring your own machine and sewing box if you wish.

Materials Needed : You will need a pattern for a straight skirt with a waistband - the one one I like is Butterick 5466 view C, bring a toille of the skirt, 2-5-3m of 150cm wide wool/tweed fabric, 2.5-3m of lining, matching thread.  Other notions will be available to puruchase on the workshop.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

Date: Thursday 7th, Friday 8th, Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd March 2019

Workshop Start/End time: 10am - 5pm

Workshop Duration: 4 days

Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler