Couture Sewing Courses

Our residential couture sewing courses are taught by Jon Moore in the purpose built studio at Gaddens Manor House.

The Couture Swing Back Coat

March 15th - 20th 2020

About the course

This was one of my first client commissions back 2002, it has always been a favorite design on my website so I have finally decided to adapt my original pattern so it can be made in various sizes. In this class you will learn the techniques required to make this fabulous swing back 7/8 coat. The coat is unlined and finished using hand finished run and fell seams. The collar is pad stitched and the pocket detail has a clever lining finish!

I have sourced a fabulous, pure wool coating from a London supplier I have worked with for many years; it has a beautiful drape and sheen and will make this coat look and feel truly luxurious.
The course will cover, pin marking a couture pattern, trace tacking and pad stitching a collar. Making a couture pocket and working with hand finished run and fell seams and so much more.

The course includes:

  • Full board, Breakfast, tea breaks, lunch and light supper
  • Accommodation in a single room en-suite or adjacent bathroom, there is also one shared room with en-suite perfect for two friends.
  • All tuition and all supplies for the course
Supplies

All supplies required to make the projects are included in the cost of the workshop:

  • Pure wool coating
  • Collar Canvas
  • Calico Couture pattern in 5 sizes
  • Sewing thread
  • Basting cotton
  • Project booklet with complete instructions and process photo
Board

Gaddens offers most rooms with en-suite bathrooms or own bathroom adjacent. Breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, as well as a hot lunch and light supper each evening.  We will start with a welcome tea and early evening supper on Sunday prior to the workshop and there will be a farewell dinner on the Thursday evening at a top local restaurant. The course runs from 4.00pm on Sunday until 5.00pm on the following Friday.

We will try our best to work with any known food allergies. However, if you are on a very restricted diet, you may wish to supply your own food.

The course includes:

  • Full board, Breakfast, tea breaks, lunch and light supper
  • Accommodation in a single room en-suite or adjacent bathroom, there is also one shared room with en-suite perfect for two friends.
  • All tuition and all supplies for the course
    Location

    Gaddens Manor Sewing School is located in the New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England. It is just over an hour from London Heathrow Airport and 20 minutes from Bournemouth and Southampton Airports. There is ample car parking at Gaddens Manor.

    Price

    The Couture Swing Back Coat – £1,975.00

    This link will take you to Jon Moore’s website

    The Classic Fitted English Tailored Jacket

    April 26th - May 1st 2020

    About the course

    In early 2019 I was asked to re-make a tweed jacket for a client, she wanted a jacket I had designed 30 years ago remade. The jacket was such a success I thought it would be great to offer it as a class. The jacket will be a classic 4-button jacket made in bespoke tweed woven especially for the course in 4 colour ways. The jacket will have a contrast collar and jets to the flap pockets, with bone buttons.

    The course will cover trace tacking a pattern, backing with hair canvas, pad stitching a collar and revers, putting on a collar and setting in sleeves by hand and making jetted flap pockets.
    At the end of the week I also hope to show how to put in a pure silk lining by hand and how to tackle hand made buttonholes!

    The course includes:

    • Full board, Breakfast, tea breaks, lunch and light supper
    • Accommodation in a single room en-suite or adjacent bathroom, there is also one shared room with en-suite perfect for two friends.
    • All tuition and all supplies for the course
    Supplies

    All supplies required to make the projects are included in the cost of the workshop:

    • Bespoke woven pure wool tweed
    • Pure silk Lining
    • Canvas in three weights
    • Bone buttons
    • Calico Couture pattern in 5 sizes.
    • Sewing thread
    • Basting cotton
    • Project booklet with complete instructions and process photos
    Board

    Gaddens offers most rooms with en-suite bathrooms or own bathroom adjacent. Breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, as well as a hot lunch and light supper each evening.  We will start with a welcome tea and early evening supper on Sunday prior to the workshop and there will be a farewell dinner on the Thursday evening at a top local restaurant. The course runs from 4.00pm on Sunday until 5.00pm on the following Friday.

    We will try our best to work with any known food allergies. However, if you are on a very restricted diet, you may wish to supply your own food.

    Location

    Gaddens Manor Sewing School is located in the New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England. It is just over an hour from London Heathrow Airport and 20 minutes from Bournemouth and Southampton Airports. There is ample car parking at Gaddens Manor.

    Price

    The Classic Fitted English Tailored Jacket – £1,875.00

    This link will take you to Jon Moore’s website

    The unstructured Jacket with Kathryn Brenne

    About the course

    I am once again thrilled to be able to work with Kathryn Brenne at Gaddens. Kathryn first developed this jacket technique for an article in Vogue Pattern Magazine in 2015, as a men’s unlined jacket in a knit fabric. She was so impressed with the results that she made one for herself. Since then, Kathryn has made 4 versions, and I have made 2 for myself!

    I have cut and developed the pattern for this jacket available in 5 sizes. This jacket, which is actually made in a knit fabric, that looks like a woven tweed, is supper comfortable to wear, has some couture techniques to give it structure and all the seams and inside finishes are bound in contrast print. You will pad stitch a collar, make a pair of couture-finished patch pockets and hand worked buttonholes, if you want!

    The course includes:

    • Full board, Breakfast, tea breaks, lunch and light supper
    • Accommodation in a single room en-suite or adjacent bathroom, there is also one shared room with en-suite perfect for two friends.
    • All tuition and all supplies for the course
    Supplies

    All supplies required to make the projects are included in the cost of the workshop:

    • Wool mix knitted tweed
    • Liberty print bias binding
    • Canvas
    • Calico Couture pattern in 5 sizes
    • Sewing thread
    • Basting cotton
    • Project booklet with complete instructions and process photos
    Board

    Gaddens offers most rooms with en-suite bathrooms or own bathroom adjacent. Breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, as well as a hot lunch and light supper each evening.  We will start with a welcome tea and early evening supper on Sunday prior to the workshop and there will be a farewell dinner on the Thursday evening at a top local restaurant. The course runs from 4.00pm on Sunday until 5.00pm on the following Friday.

    We will try our best to work with any known food allergies. However, if you are on a very restricted diet, you may wish to supply your own food.

    Location

    Gaddens Manor Sewing School is located in the New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England. It is just over an hour from London Heathrow Airport and 20 minutes from Bournemouth and Southampton Airports. There is ample car parking at Gaddens Manor.

    Price

    The unstructured Jacket with Kathryn Brenne – £1,775.00

    This link will take you to Jon Moore’s website

    The Perfect Couture Tailored Trouser

    About the course

    One of the first classes I ever ran with Claire Shaffer in Palm Springs, almost 20 years ago, was this tailored trouser class. A well fitted pair of trousers is a Couture staple and in this class you get to draft your very own personal pattern, using a drafting technique I have developed and used very successfully with all my couture clients.

    We will fit a toile of your trouser and then make the trouser up in a beautiful menswear grey flannel. These trousers will look great with the jacket and coat or as a stand alone piece. You will learn how to put in a fly front zip and finish a couture waistband creating the perfect pair of tailored trousers. You will get a personal trouser block in card, a cotton toile and a pair of beautiful wool trousers!

    The course includes:

    • Full board, Breakfast, tea breaks, lunch and light supper
    • Accommodation in a single room en-suite or adjacent bathroom, there is also one shared room with en-suite perfect for two friends.
    • All tuition and all supplies for the course
    Supplies

    All supplies required to make the projects are included in the cost of the workshop:

    • Pure new wool menswear flannel
    • Canvas
    • Pure silk satin lining fabric
    • Sewing thread
    • Basting cotton
    • Project booklet with complete instructions and process photos
    Board

    Gaddens offers most rooms with en-suite bathrooms or own bathroom adjacent. Breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, as well as a hot lunch and light supper each evening.  We will start with a welcome tea and early evening supper on Sunday prior to the workshop and there will be a farewell dinner on the Thursday evening at a top local restaurant. The course runs from 4.00pm on Sunday until 5.00pm on the following Friday.

    We will try our best to work with any known food allergies. However, if you are on a very restricted diet, you may wish to supply your own food.

    Location

    Gaddens Manor Sewing School is located in the New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England. It is just over an hour from London Heathrow Airport and 20 minutes from Bournemouth and Southampton Airports. There is ample car parking at Gaddens Manor.

    Price

    The Perfect Couture Tailored Trouser – £1,675.00

    This link will take you to Jon Moore’s website

    Gaddens Manor House

    Built in the early 1920s, Gaddens Manor House is situated in the heart of the New Forest on the Dorset/Hampshire border.

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