You will study cutting, marking, hand sewing, construction, and finishing techniques. As well as learn ways to handle more challenging fabric. You will also complete a small project. Along the way, you will learn:

A quick history on Haute Couture, and what qualifies as Haute Couture
The difference between ready-to-wear and haute couture
Basic tools and materials needed to create a couture garment
Basic construction techniques used to sew a couture garment
How to you use a toile to create a custom fit
Materials and methods to recommend to clients and customers in order to achieve a desired effect
A greater understanding of couture and its place in society
Prerequisite: Beginning sewing.

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Britta Hellquist, tailor and couturier
Couture Techniques: Saturdays, January 11-February 15, 10 am-1 pm
Couture Dress: Tuesdays, February 18-March 24, 6-9 pm
Cost/Cost Options:
$249 - Includes handouts, patterns, sample fabrics of chiffon, satin charmeuse, velvet. Instructor will suggest other supplies and fabrics during class.   OR $511 with COUTURE DRESS
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"I thoroughly enjoyed my class. It was very informative and relaxing." -- Colleen