|Dates:||Friday, 5 October – Sunday, 7 October 2018|
|Venue:||Crowne Plaza, Gatwick Airport|
All about your weekend retreat
Here is your opportunity to discover many professional tailoring secrets and how you can create a perfect fit.
You will focus on making a pair of well fitting trousers, but the techniques you learn will be applicable to other tailored pieces such as jackets, coats or blouses. By starting with making a toile that matches your own body measurements, you will learn how to amend or draft a pattern so that it gives you a perfect fit.
The toile you create will be adjusted, cut and fitted to match your specific measurements. And by making a pair of perfectly fitting trousers, you will cover a wide range of design elements, including how to cut and add pockets, sew a curved waistband, and produce your preferred leg styling – straight, boot-leg or slim.
Your finished trousers will fit you far better than an ‘off the peg’ pair, and your new skills will enable you to handle other bespoke tailoring projects.
Enjoy a weekend away from home, sewing with others who have a passion for well fitting clothes, while you take your dressmaking and tailoring skills to the next level, learn some couture tricks and techniques, and unearth fitting strategies and pattern magic.
Janice Croft has been sewing since a young child. She completed a Pattern Cutting course at the London College of Fashion and then went on to work for John Lewis’ fabric department.
Following this, she set up Croft Designs, making anything from wedding dresses to sofa covers. However, her true passion is in teaching, transferring her sewing skills to students from beginners to couture levels, throughout the country.
Your venue, food and accommodation
You will have single occupancy of a double, en suite room to include accommodation and the usual 4-star hotel services you expect from the world renowned Crowne Plaza chain, all meals and refreshments, 13 hours of tuition and use of workroom and access to the well equipped gym.
Your course timings
Your course starts with a welcome supper on Friday evening at 7pm when you meet your tutor and the other students, followed by a short introductory session, and runs through Saturday and Sunday to afternoon refreshments. You can arrive from 3pm on the Friday afternoon and have a swim or relax before your course begins.
A full 13 hours tuition from a leading specialist tutor
Use of a lively course room
En suite double bedroom for single occupancy
Two nights accommodation – no single supplement
Full board from Friday welcome dinner to Sunday afternoon refreshments
Delicious freshly cooked meals
Two days being pampered while you focus on your chosen course topic
Free parking and Wi-Fi
An inspirational and rewarding break offering a true change from your daily routine.
Course fees are £385 fully inclusive (excluding travel).
Students’ Requirements List
A full requirements list will be sent to students in advance of the course start date.
How to book
If you would like to book a course, you can do so by
using one of the three methods below…
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020 7834 1066
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Why Our Customers Love Our Courses
Textile artist Annette’s beautiful work contributed to my decision to learn more about patchwork and quilting. Liza from Anglia Leisure Learning made sure everything ran smoothly – thank you Liza and Annette (Morgan the tutor); it was a wonderful weekend.
Most useful to learn new techniques, have good company and meet like-minded people; an inspiring stimulating and enjoyable weekend.
I really enjoyed the course and you did and excellent job organising it. The highlight was falling in love with sewing again, after a five year gap. Thank you!
I have attended two courses in the last six months. Excellent tutors and excellent venues. I’ve learnt so many new quilting techniques. Can’t wait until the next one.
Just home from an amazing residential course with the talented Cas Holmes. Everything was so easy, from booking, the meet and greet, information packs and support whilst away. The hotel was perfect and Liza Jones did a brilliant job keeping everything running smoothly. I am already researching my next course.
Got a question? Call 020 7834 1066
Got a question?
Call 020 7834 1066