We have just completed two jacket workshops with British couturier Jon Moore. The workshops were a real couture experience for the participants. The exclusive wool doubleknit fabric was supplied by an English couture fabric distributor, the buttons were custom dyed and the lining was matching silk. Jon designed and draped the pattern according to student's individual measurements.
During the five day workshops students learned a variety of couture sewing techniques while working on their own jacket. All agreed that couture techniques, which involve a lot of hand sewing, provide control and accuracy.
Jon designed the jacket to be colourful. Students could choose from 45 different colours. Here is the rainbow of beautiful jackets we ended up with at the end of each workshop!
The Academy will be hosting two more Couture Workshops with Jon Moore in spring 2014.