Introduction to Couture Sewing - 7th December 2023

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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, lecturer 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.

In 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, and buttonholes as well as what needles and threads to use.  We will also look at how to make trims similar to those used on couture jackets.

These techniques will be practised while making a sample sleeve - a great workshop to do before taking on a bigger Couture project.

What You Need To Bring: The Sewing Room is fully equipped with Janome Sewing Machines and Overlockers and 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: All materials are covered in the workshop price

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

Date: Thursday 7th December 2023

Workshop Start/End time: 10 am - 5 pm

Workshop Duration: 1 day

Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

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Workshop Start7 Dec 2023