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The Couture Jacket - Starts 30th September 2020 Zoom

The Couture Jacket - Starts 30th September 2020

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 cardigan jacket.  From cutting out, tacking and hand stitching.  Choosing which fabrics to use for linings, buttonholes as well well as what needles and threads to use.  We will also look at how to make trims similar to those used on couture jackets.

Choose your pattern and make a toille to bring along to the first workshop with your chosen fabric.  If you would like any advice on the pattern or fabric do contact me in advance.

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.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

Date: Wednesdays 30th September, 21st October, 4th & 11th November 2020

Workshop Start/End time: 10am - 5pm

Workshop Duration: 4 days

Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler