Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th of October
10am - 4pm
Wedding and Specialist Fabrics
The focus of this workshop is on working with various fabrics using reliable construction techniques. There will be guidelines for full-skirted gowns, soft silk skirts, bias satins and vintage style laces. A range of techniques will be explored including fine seam detail, interlined couture skirts, seamless lace seams, gathered tulles, chiffon hems and perfectly positioned godets, fishtails and trains, plus weighted, wired and hooked-up trains.
This day-course is all about the finer detail and finishing, which are so important to the overall look of your dress. These simple details can have a make-or-break effect on a beautifully made gown. Fabric manipulation is everything and how you handle the fabric, when to press, steam, stretch or ease is all key. Fine piping, binding and mitring, zip placement, rouleau loops for covered buttons and a variety of other fastenings… Spaghetti straps, machined and hand-rolled hems and more are all covered here.