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Location: Sewing Studio, Gaddens, Charles’s Lane Ringwood BH24 3FB,
Contact: Jayne Edwards

The Double Face Wool Crepe Project
June 2nd – 7th 2019

This class explores a pure Couture technique, “Double Face”. A classic double face is woven together, so that it can be “split” and turned in on itself. This creates a totally reversible jacket, which looks identical inside and out!

I have designed this easy, raglan-sleeved jacket with feature pockets, which involve a shaped, piped opening and are silk lined. The jacket is finished with hand stitching in pure silk, buttonhole twist.

I have once again collaborated with Laurent Garigue in London to supply a beautiful light, double face wool crepe, which is available in over 30 fabulous colours.

The course will cover, pin marking a couture pattern, trace tacking and pad stitching a tailored collar. Making a couture pocket and working with double face fabric, hand topstitching and so much more.

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The Classic Little Black Dress
June 23rd -28th July 2019

For the last two years, I have run a very successful Body Double Course at Gaddens Manor and we now have quite a few students with their own dress stands. This course is open to anyone with their own personal dress stand. Essentially this is a draping class, in which you will drape your own dress directly onto your own stand and in pure Couture style create a dress! There is no pattern; you will create that directly in the wool crepe as you work. The dress will have a fitted body with any style of neckline you like to create, with either a short or 3/4 length sleeve.

I have once again collaborated with Laurent Garigue in London to supply a beautiful light weight wool crepe available in over 50 fabulous colours to make this dress, so it is a LBD but in any colour you like!!

The course will cover, draping on the stand in fashion fabric, trace tacking, backing with silk georgette, lining in silk satin and all the hand finishes to create this classic Couture dress.

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The Classic French Cardigan Jacket
September 15th – 20th & 22nd – 27th 2019 with Vogue Designer Kathryn Brenne

For the first time ever Kathryn and I are going to teach a class together, so you get two very experienced sewers for the price of one! Kathryn and I have done a great deal of research into the origins of this jacket and I have based my pattern of this jacket on the original designs presented in Paris in 1950’s.

This class explores a C20th Classic, the quilted cardigan jacket. A soft, unstructured jacket in tweed, lined in crepe de chine, quilted to the lining and trimmed with braid, each element adding to the finish of the final jacket.

Laurent Garigue in London has come up with the perfect soft tweed, which we will be offering in seven colours with a braid specially sourced for this project.

This course will cover pin marking a couture pattern, trace tacking, making a three-piece sleeve, putting in a lining by hand, hand made buttonholes and so, so much more.

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