Couture Techniques

Couture Techniques

Discover the basics of couture sewing techniques.

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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Instructor: Britta Hellquist, tailor and couturier
Dates/Times: Wednesdays, September 13-October 18, 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 $484 with COUTURE DRESS
Syllabus: *Syllabus File
*(not all classes have a syllabus).
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"I thoroughly enjoyed my class. It was very informative and relaxing." -- Colleen