Couture Sewing Courses

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

The Double Face Wool Crepe Project

About the course

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!

Jon has 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.

Jon has 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.

 

The course includes:

  • Full board, Breakfast, tea breaks, lunch and light supper
  • Accommodation in a single room or one shared room with en-suite.
  • 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 double face wool crepe in 30 colours from Laurent Garigue
  • Collar canvas
  • Calico Couture pattern in 5 sizes
  • Sewing thread
  • Pure silk button hole twist
  • Basting cotton
  • Needles
  • Project booklet with complete instructions and process photos
Board and cost

We can offer six single rooms and one shared room with en-suite, Full board. Breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, as well as a hot lunch and light supper each day. On the five-day workshops 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. 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 Double Face Jacket Project – £1,675.00

A £600.00 deposit confirms your place on each course. Booking are made through Jon Moore’s website.

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June 2nd – 7th 2019

All bookings are made via Jon Moore’s website. When you click ‘Book now’ you will be redirected to his site to make the booking.

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September 15th – 20th & 22nd – 27th 2019 with Vogue Designer Kathryn Brenne

All bookings are made via Jon Moore’s website. When you click ‘Book now’ you will be redirected to his site to make the booking.

The Classic French Cardigan

About the course

For the first time ever Kathryn and Jon will teach a class together, so you get two very experienced sewers for the price of one! Kathryn and Jon have done a great deal of research into the origins of this jacket and have based the 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.

 

The course includes:

  • Full board, Breakfast, tea breaks, lunch and light supper
  • Accommodation in a single room or one shared room with en-suite.
  • 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 tweed in 7 colours from Laurent Garigue
  • Pure silk crepe de chine lining in toning colours
  • Specially sourced braid to match or contrast
  • Sewing thread
  • Basting cotton
  • Needles
  • Project booklet with complete instructions and process photos
Board and cost

We can offer six single rooms and one shared room with en-suite, Full board. Breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, as well as a hot lunch and light supper each day. On the five-day workshops 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. 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 French Cardigan Jacket – £1,875.00

A £600.00 deposit confirms your place on each course. Booking are made through Jon Moore’s website.

The Classic Little Black Dress

About the course

For the last two years, Jon has 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.

Jon has 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.

 

The course includes:

  • Full board, Breakfast, tea breaks, lunch and light supper
  • Accommodation in a single room or one shared room with en-suite.
  • 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 crepe in 56 colours from Laurent Garigue including black!
  • Pure silk georgette and satin to tone
  • Calico Couture pattern in 5 sizes
  • Sewing thread
  • Basting cotton
  • Needles
  • Project booklet with complete instructions and process photos
Board and cost

We can offer six single rooms and one shared room with en-suite, Full board. Breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, as well as a hot lunch and light supper each day. On the five-day workshops 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. 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 Little Black Dress Project – £1,695.00

A £600.00 deposit confirms your place on each course. Booking are made through Jon Moore’s website.

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June 23rd -28th July 2018

All bookings are made via Jon Moore’s website. When you click ‘Book now’ you will be redirected to his site to make the booking.

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September 8th-13th with Vogue Designer Kathryn Brenne

All bookings are made via Jon Moore’s website. When you click ‘Book now’ you will be redirected to his site to make the booking.

The Classic Quilted Handbag with Katyhryn Brenne

About the course

Kathryn Brenne is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Fashion Design program. Ryerson is regarded as the top school for Fashion Design in Canada. She is a best selling Vogue pattern designer, teacher, contributing editor to Vogue Pattern/Sew Today magazine and writer for the on line fabric retailer Emma One Sock.

One of the industry’s most prolific writers, Kathryn has written over 200 articles for Vogue Pattern magazine, Sew Today, THREADS, Butterick Home Catalogue, Consumers Digest and Sew News. She has appeared in two episodes of Sew Much More on Home & Garden Television (HGTV). With her extensive knowledge of fabrics and sewing techniques Kathryn is a popular instructor at various workshops across Canada, the US and most recently England.

The Classic Quilted Handbag has become a recognized status symbol since its inception in 1955. Designed by a famous French designer this versatile handbag is the perfect accessory for jeans and a quilted French jacket or evening wear.

Kathryn has designed a medium size Classic Quilted Handbag with all of the iconic details.

Details include:

  • Quilted lambskin leather exterior
  • Back Pocket to hold a cell phone (iPhone 7plus or similar), room key or credit card
  • Exterior turn lock
  • Chain handle that can be worn as a single or double strap
  • Metal grommets for chain handle
  • Suede lining
  • Interior double flap with magnetic snap to contain purse contents
  • Interior zippered pocket
  • Interior patch pocket with pen holder
  • Optional initial embroidery on inside flap

 

The course includes:

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

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

 

  • Pre-cut leather in, Black, Burgundy or Bone
  • Burgundy suede lining in all bags
  • Findings in gold, pale gold or sliver
  • Sewing thread
  • Every thing to make this amazing bag
  • Project booklet with complete instructions and process photos
Board and cost

We can offer six single rooms and one shared room with en-suite, Full board. Breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, as well as a hot lunch and light supper each day. On the five-day workshops 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. 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 Quilted Bag Project – £1,650.00

A £600.00 deposit confirms your place on each course. Booking are made through 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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