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Couture Tailoring CSM Short Course

Course description

This course is for anyone with experienced sewing skills, who would like to learn the high-end of fashion making. It is a practical course that concentrates on the production of a quality couture garment and it will offer the specialist skills that are necessary for a couture tailored garment.

Alongside the practical work a reference file will be developed containing notes and illustrations of the different stages covered in your practical example.

Entry requirements: You should be experienced in sewing skills 

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Clear, easy to understand lessons: 

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean. 
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way that’s crystal clear and easy to understand. 

Experience life on campus 

  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe 
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline 
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need 
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time 
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments 
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time 

A certificate of completion: 

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it! 
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance. 
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience! 
  • Certificates are great to complement your cv. 

This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face-to-face delivery format.

Available dates

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Details

Topics covered

You will be working on a half couture jacket and taken through the different steps of construction using a combination of hand stitching and machine-sewing skills. This will include:

  • pad stitching
  • edge finishes
  • collar application,
  • pocket insertion
  • hand canvassing and facings.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Fabric scissors
  • Small snips, scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • Handsewing needles nr.5-9
  • Dressmakers pins steel not glass headed
  • Measuring tape
  • Black cotton handsewing thread nr.50
  • Basting thread
  • Tailors chalk
  • Pen/pencil
  • Notebook
  • Set square/patternmaster and/or ruler
  • Camera
Meet the Tutor:

This course is for anyone with experienced sewing skills, who would like to learn the high-end of fashion making. It is a practical course that concentrates on the production of a quality couture garment and it will offer the specialist skills that are necessary for a couture tailored garment.

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