Thursday, August 11, 2011

Couture Classes: Sit & Sew Day 4

The last day was frantic for me: I haven't yet put the jacket together, but at least the collar was padstitched and I tried some seam treatments. Kenneth gave me some instruction how to proceed with the jacket and I got his CD book "The tailored jacket", so I believe I am set. He refitted my pants after another round of alterations, but for now, my suit will have to wait until September since tomorrow I am off for a two-week holiday in Maine.

However, readers, here are a few more highlights from the class.

All-in-one facing demo by Kenneth:

Another don't-ask-me-how technique... It went super fast and there is no way I can figure out how. But at least I remember the fly zipper application :-)



Hats by Hanna

She did some amazing job making these hats - very lovely


Louis Vuitton fabric (below) brought from Paris in one of Susan's class trips to the French capital. It's being made into a coat:


A cute leather pouch: zipper application and all the construction was demoed in the class, flowers were done earlier.




Invisible lace seams demo by Susan: another gem, readers. The jacket Susan is helping with is very sheer, and the seems needed to be treated in a way that made them neat and almost invisible.



I saw these technique on a Valentino blouse. Seams are bound into flesh-colour silk organza and virtually invisible once worn.


Honestly, readers, this was not all, we had more demos, including hand-picked zipper and other and got  several great handouts with couture techniques instructions and a list of resources for all things couture. 

I hope you enjoyed this review as much as I enjoyed the class. As for my jacket and pants I will be blogging on it  once I am back from my holiday end of August.



6 comments:

  1. what a great course ! looks like you had so much fun and learn a lot. have a nice break !

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  2. Another fun class! Have a great time away - I shall miss you :-(!

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  3. Everything looks so interesting, everyone's so absorbed! Have a superholiday Marina!

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  4. Great course summary. It's so much fun to see you learning so much. Have fun on your vacation. Look forward to hearing from you when you get back!

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  5. It's great to read about this class. Looks like it covers so many things: boning, zippers, magical facing techniques. It would be weird and awesome to think of a garment that uses all of those techniques.

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  6. flesh colored organza.... brilliant! that is just what i need!

    these posts have been great, marina :)))

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