Course


Couture Tailoring

£575.00

This couture tailoring course focuses on the specialist hand-stitching skills for constructing a tailored woman’s jacket. You’ll learn the step-by-step stages of tailoring a couture jacket using appropriate materials, and complete a half jacket, as well as building an extensive reference file of notes and illustrations covering: Hand canvassing/padding Inserting a jetted pocket Applying the facing Constructing under and top collar Constructing a shoulder and inserting a sleeve Hand-stitched lining Traditional couture tailored buttonholeTo get the most out of the course, you’ll need advanced sewing skills and be expected to do some of the work in your own time…

Description


This couture tailoring course focuses on the specialist hand-stitching skills for constructing a tailored woman’s jacket. You’ll learn the step-by-step stages of tailoring a couture jacket using appropriate materials, and complete a half jacket, as well as building an extensive reference file of notes and illustrations covering:

  • Hand canvassing/padding
  • Inserting a jetted pocket
  • Applying the facing
  • Constructing under and top collar
  • Constructing a shoulder and inserting a sleeve
  • Hand-stitched lining
  • Traditional couture tailored buttonhole

To get the most out of the course, you’ll need advanced sewing skills and be expected to do some of the work in your own time.

Level:

Advanced (to the level of ‘Professional sewing techniques’)

Booking:

Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Materials

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Pencil, eraser and sharpener
  • Fabric shears
  • Small sharp pointed scissors
  • Fine steel pins
  • Metric tape measure
  • Tailors chalk
  • Metal thimble with open top
  • Sharps needles No.9 long and No.9 betweens
  • Fine ballpoint pen
  • Hand sewing gauge
  • Large set square
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Paper scissors

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