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Professional Cutting for Couture-Course - Part-time

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  • Course description

    Capturing a unique vintage period that became the epitome of feminine beauty, this course offers an introduction to the creative process of professional cutting for the 1920’s to 1950’s vintage dresses. Taught by Wayne Martin of the Arts University Costume with Performance Design School, for students who want to explore this vintage era’s liberating feminine values in this expressionistic form of cutting.

    Arts University Bournemouth brings you this beautifully crafted course revealing skills that bring this wonderful period to life.

    The course will take you on a journey of body shape, fabric used and the cut by looking at Haute Couture designers. You will learn a unique traditional technique that was used by Channel, Christian Dior and Nina Richie to cut fashionable dresses of that period. Though practical demonstrations you will be taught, ‘Cutting on the Stand,’ that will be applied to your own work.

    What you need to bring

    Notebook, ruler, pencil, rubber and a sewing kit containing: paper scissors, small pointed embroidery scissors, cutting shears, tape measure, pins, needles, white cotton thread. Calico and Pattern paper will be supplied.

    DatesAutumn term

    • Saturday 17th & 31st October, 14th & 28th November and 12th December 2015

    Spring term

    • Saturday 16th & 30th January, 13th & 27th February and 12th March 2016

    Class size

    Maximum 10 students

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