Studio Courses

We offer a number of workshops on a regular basis. The classes are held in the stimulating environment of a working studio.

The tutor/student ratio is very small with 5 being the maximum, so that learners benefit from the expert guidance to the full.

Course dates will be published 2-4 month before the course start. If no dates are shown, we will not have more information at the time so please refrain from enquiring. Please bookmark the page and visit again for forthcoming dates.

We sometimes run tailor made classes for groups of sewing friends from abroad. Should you be interested in a block booking for either of one of our standard courses or one with bespoke content, please get in touch via the “contact us” form.

One to one tuition may also be arranged. The contents can be tailor-made and may cover cutting (both ladies and gents), construction and decorative sewing techniques. It is charged at £60/h.

Studio workshop with a small class of three students
Studio workshop with a small class of three students

Bespoke Tailoring: The Couture Jacket

£980 to include all specialised materials+

 29. January-2.February 2018/ 5 day course
10am – 4.30pm
  • Intermediate, not suitable for sewing beginners
  • Employ traditional non-fusable interfacings such as horsehair canvas, collar linen and padding in the tailoring construction and understand its advantages.
  • Learn pressing techniques such as stretching and shrinking cloth (ironwork) to mould the fabric to the human anatomy and how to use it for different figures.
  • Use all the hand sewing techniques such as pad stitching interlining, blind stitching a hem, felling a lining, hand embroidering a buttonhole with silk twist.
  • Learn how to make a jetted pocket and construct traditional collar and lapels. Make and insert a proper tailored sleeve, using materials such as pads and wadding as interlining to give a professional result.
  • The universal tailoring techniques covered on this course can be utilised to make a classic ladies or mens jacket.

On this course you will learn how to build a bespoke tailored jacket from scratch, using all the traditional techniques as explained in Thomas von Nordheim’s book “Vintage Couture Tailoring”.

Unlike colleges and other larger fashion institutions the maximum student number we accept is five, but the class will be running with as little as three students. This guarantees an intensive and rewarding learning experience in the inspiring environment of a working Couture atelier.

Over the 5 days you will make a full scale jacket half, which you will take away as a reference piece. All professional high quality materials are supplied and included in the course fee.

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Course terms and conditions

Suitability

We accept students without an interview and it is assumed the prospective client has the required level of skill and experience, as set out in the course description.

The minimum student age is 18 years.

Students are required to bring the tools and materials requested.

Cancellations

If somebody needs to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances the following applies:

The student can transfer his booked place to somebody else i.e. a friend. No fee applies.

If the vacant space can be filled by us by taking on someone else from a waiting list, or we advertise the vacant space successfully, or it is more than 90 days to the course start date, the course fee will be refunded less a £100 administration fee.

If the place cannot be filled, either by the student or by us and it is less than 90 days to the course start, 15% of the full course fee is retained.
If the notice of cancellation is less than 30 days to the course start 30% of the full course fee is retained.

Payment

Normal courses or private one to one tuition have to be paid for in full at the time of booking.

For our scheduled workshops & tour in 2018, we require at least 1/3 of the fees for the booked workshops as a deposit. The second installment would be due in early October 2017 and the last installment in early February 2018. You are likewise welcome to pay the half or full amount to secure your booking.

Once we receive your booking we will send you an email acknowledgement and submit the payment details.

Payments made by BACS, SEPA or wire transfer are the preferred payment method. At present we do not accept card payments. For domestic bookings we need to receive your payment within 3 days, 5 days for European payments and 7 days for International payments otherwise the place will automatically become vacant.

The amount to arrive in our account must not be less than the course fee, so you need to instruct your bank to pay all associated bank fees.

It is not possible to reserve a place.
Bookings are accepted subject to availability.
Bookings are taken strictly on a first come first serve basis.

Once we receive your payment, we send you an acknowledgment and booking confirmation by email.

Copyrights

The student may record images of her or his own work during the tuition, but taking images, voice or film footage of the lecturing is prohibited.

The copyright for any hand out or literature supplied to the student remains with the author.

Content

Our educational tour itenary is subject to possible variations or change. This might be due to unforseen changes with our associates and affiliates, which are beyond our control. In this unlikely event we will endeavour to replace the activity with an experience of equal or superior quality.

The quoted price only includes what is explicitly stated in the description of the course or module. Transport, accomodation, fabrics, notions, meals and drinks are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated.

Meals included are to be chosen from a set menu and do not include drinks which have to be paid for seperately.

The student has to book his or her own accomodation. Whilst we are happy to recommend a few hotels in close proximity to our studio in different price categories, we cannot take any responsibility whatsoever for their suitability and quality.

By making a booking through our website contact form, booking form or directly by email, you accept the terms & conditions as stated herein.

Course terms and conditions

Couture Pockets

£380 to include all materials

New dates coming soon
10am – 6pm
  • Start with the simple construction of a seam pocket.Move to more intricate construction of the welt pocket and flap pocket, employing loose interfacings. Learn how to use a flap on its own or inserted in a jetted pocket.
  • Learn the more complex construction techniques of the patch pocket and patch pocket with a cut on flap and how to apply them to a garment.
  • Explore pockets beyond their utilitarian feature by combining decorative techniques such as topstitching or contrasting effects and buttonholes (time permitting).

This course is entirely devoted to the construction techniques of different pockets as used on tailored couture garments. Build up a small portfolio of actual samples over this weekend. Handouts with clear illustrations will also be given to the students for each pocket.

Reserve a place now

Please leave this field empty.

Course terms and conditions

Suitability

We accept students without an interview and it is assumed the prospective client has the required level of skill and experience, as set out in the course description.

The minimum student age is 18 years.

Students are required to bring the tools and materials requested.

Cancellations

If somebody needs to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances the following applies:

The student can transfer his booked place to somebody else i.e. a friend. No fee applies.

If the vacant space can be filled by us by taking on someone else from a waiting list, or we advertise the vacant space successfully, or it is more than 90 days to the course start date, the course fee will be refunded less a £100 administration fee.

If the place cannot be filled, either by the student or by us and it is less than 90 days to the course start, 15% of the full course fee is retained.
If the notice of cancellation is less than 30 days to the course start 30% of the full course fee is retained.

Payment

Normal courses or private one to one tuition have to be paid for in full at the time of booking.

For our scheduled workshops & tour in 2018, we require at least 1/3 of the fees for the booked workshops as a deposit. The second installment would be due in early October 2017 and the last installment in early February 2018. You are likewise welcome to pay the half or full amount to secure your booking.

Once we receive your booking we will send you an email acknowledgement and submit the payment details.

Payments made by BACS, SEPA or wire transfer are the preferred payment method. At present we do not accept card payments. For domestic bookings we need to receive your payment within 3 days, 5 days for European payments and 7 days for International payments otherwise the place will automatically become vacant.

The amount to arrive in our account must not be less than the course fee, so you need to instruct your bank to pay all associated bank fees.

It is not possible to reserve a place.
Bookings are accepted subject to availability.
Bookings are taken strictly on a first come first serve basis.

Once we receive your payment, we send you an acknowledgment and booking confirmation by email.

Copyrights

The student may record images of her or his own work during the tuition, but taking images, voice or film footage of the lecturing is prohibited.

The copyright for any hand out or literature supplied to the student remains with the author.

Content

Our educational tour itenary is subject to possible variations or change. This might be due to unforseen changes with our associates and affiliates, which are beyond our control. In this unlikely event we will endeavour to replace the activity with an experience of equal or superior quality.

The quoted price only includes what is explicitly stated in the description of the course or module. Transport, accomodation, fabrics, notions, meals and drinks are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated.

Meals included are to be chosen from a set menu and do not include drinks which have to be paid for seperately.

The student has to book his or her own accomodation. Whilst we are happy to recommend a few hotels in close proximity to our studio in different price categories, we cannot take any responsibility whatsoever for their suitability and quality.

By making a booking through our website contact form, booking form or directly by email, you accept the terms & conditions as stated herein.