Three Day Workshop
Jul
22
to Jul 24

Three Day Workshop

DAY ONE

FITTING, CUTTING AND MAKING A BONED BODICE FOR TODAY’S BRIDE

We will teach you this technique, which is the go-to method for strapless gowns or dress styles with sheer or lace tops and where the bodice needs to be structured, including designs where the neck is high and the back is low or backless. Slim-fitting, soft floaty gowns or full skirted, too.

DAY TWO

FITTING, CUTTING AND MAKING SHEER OR LACE OVERLAYS, WITH OR WITHOUT SLEEVES

Working with stretch sheers and laces to create inlays and overlays to add to high and low necklines and backless dresses. This includes fastenings, finishing detail and adding lace, which can be attached or left loose to be worn as a separate garment.

DAY THREE

THE SECRETS OF INNER BODICE CONTROL

An essential workshop for anyone making a professional gown because all the best dresses have inner-fit control… You wear the underpinnings and the underpinnings wear the dress! To include bust cups, laced stays, boned stabilisers, bra loops and modesty panels. These will not only give a perfect secure fit but will also create beautiful smooth lines to your outer garment.

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Two Day Workshop
Jul
29
to Jul 30

Two Day Workshop

DAY ONE

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.


DAY TWO

FINE FINISHING

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.

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The Signature Academy
Aug
12
to Aug 16

The Signature Academy

FIVE-DAY COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP

PROFESSIONAL GOWNS FOR BRIDES AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS

A comprehensive workshop where you will get a real insight into the lifetime’s work of one of the UK’s most respected wedding dress designers and creators – Terry Fox – as well as great advice, tips and know-how with it!

The course will combine full-size practical work, design and project planning with a fabulous selection of hands-on techniques. Terry will also show you how to work through a design brief, which may be for your own dress, a client or a collection gown.

Learn all the essential fastening placements you will need, and how to construct bodices, dresses, overlays and low-back inlays, and fine finishing. Plus Terry will show you some fantastic new tricks in use today from some of the world’s top couturiers.

Finally, she will personally demonstrate some of her more experimental concepts, giving you the chance to watch, relax and ask any questions.

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The Collection
Sep
4
10:00 AM10:00

The Collection

Terry Fox’s top ten professional construction techniques… A masterclass of fun techniques that come with a seriously good finish. You will create a lovely selection of samples that we know you will refer back to when making professional looking, every-day clothes, time and time again. We will also look at how best to incorporate zips, instant bound buttonholes, darts, bindings, seams, hems, collars, cuffs and set-in sleeves. This is one of Terry’s favourite workshops and is full of her little tips and tricks that you won’t always find written down. As Terry says: “Sharing knowledge is a wonderful thing!

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Fit to Flatter
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Fit to Flatter

This workshop is an essential guide to lead you through the cut of a garment. A truly well-fitted design is a creative skill all of its own – it’s where form and design come together and work together in harmony. It is all about aligning seams for you or your individual client – not only working the size but manipulating the seam and construction detail to create an immaculate style line. You can still have a good fit but a bad cut and the other way round. We will explore all of this and more in this unique workshop.

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The Spirit of Couture
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

The Spirit of Couture

We will work to develop an understanding of what traditional and modern-day couture actually means, along with the concepts of bespoke, manufacturing and home-made. During this masterclass you will construct numerous comparison samples - some for every-day use and some just because you can! We will look at processes like interlining, interfacing, cross interlining and fabric manipulation; highly skilled seam detail, full circles, 45-degree points and French seam inlays. We will explore hand stitching versus machine work. Finally, construction choices and expert pressing tips. The Spirit of Couture course is for those who want to build on their love and knowledge of the art of fashion, design and stylish dressing.

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The Collection
Apr
24
10:00 AM10:00

The Collection

Terry Fox’s top ten professional construction techniques… A masterclass of fun techniques that come with a seriously good finish. You will create a lovely selection of samples that we know you will refer back to when making professional looking, every-day clothes, time and time again. We will also look at how best to incorporate zips, instant bound buttonholes, darts, bindings, seams, hems, collars, cuffs and set-in sleeves. This is one of Terry’s favourite workshops and is full of her little tips and tricks that you won’t always find written down. As Terry says: “Sharing knowledge is a wonderful thing!

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Fit to Flatter
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Fit to Flatter

This workshop is an essential guide to lead you through the cut of a garment. A truly well-fitted design is a creative skill all of its own – it’s where form and design come together and work together in harmony. It is all about aligning seams for you or your individual client – not only working the size but manipulating the seam and construction detail to create an immaculate style line. You can still have a good fit but a bad cut and the other way round. We will explore all of this and more in this unique workshop.

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The Spirit of Couture
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

The Spirit of Couture

We will work to develop an understanding of what traditional and modern-day couture actually means, along with the concepts of bespoke, manufacturing and home-made. During this masterclass you will construct numerous comparison samples - some for every-day use and some just because you can! We will look at processes like interlining, interfacing, cross interlining and fabric manipulation; highly skilled seam detail, full circles, 45-degree points and French seam inlays. We will explore hand stitching versus machine work. Finally, construction choices and expert pressing tips. The Spirit of Couture course is for those who want to build on their love and knowledge of the art of fashion, design and stylish dressing.

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Hen Parties and Group Bookings
Dec
24
10:00 AM10:00

Hen Parties and Group Bookings

Terry can organise a venue or come to you especially for your hen party. For group bookings of six or more, prosecco and chocolates can be provided. Your day can be tailor-made to suit your party’s exact requirements.

Please note: price is £120 per person

CORSAGES

Dig deep into bags of silks, laces and trimmings. Rummage around in jars for beads, crystals and pearls. Learn to tea-dye for a vintage finish, make fabric roses for fun and stitch on crystals and embellishments to your heart’s content. These are fun hen party days, where you get to take something away with you at the end! Everyone will make at least one corsage, which can be worn on the top of a dress, collar or belt, or tied around the wrist or waist.

DECORATIVE HEADWEAR

An indulgent, relaxing day with your hens, where you will be creating some oh-so-pretty headwear. You will see three different styles, which will include designs made from silk flowers, cut lace or eclectic vintage-style beadwork, and you can choose whether to make one larger sample or a number of smaller ones. The techniques you learn will mean that you can create headbands or combs, hair clips and vines or much more adventurous head pieces that are completely unique.

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