The Couture Skirt - Starts 3rd July 2024


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.

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 I like is Butterick 5466 view C, bring a toille of the skirt so we can check the fit before starting.

Couture sewing always takes more fabric because of the typeof fabric used.  For this skirt you will need approximately twice the lenght of your finished skirt plus 25cm for the waistband - this will be 2-5-3m of 150cm wide Linton tweed or similar fabric, and the same lining fabric - silk crepe chine or a cupro lining like Bremsilk work well.  You will also need an 8" skirt zip, 2 or 3 reels of matching thread.  Other notions will be available to puruchase on the workshop.

If you would like any more advice on fabric amounts do get in touch.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

Date: Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th, Friday 5th & Saturday 6th July 2024

Workshop Start/End time: 10am - 5pm

Workshop Duration: 4 days

Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

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Workshop Start3 Jul 2024