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January 5-10, 2021

9am-5pm daily  

Palm Mountain Resort, at 155 E Belardo, Palm Springs, CA, 92262 

  

In this 6 day workshop, learn hand tailoring techniques and methods for creating beautifully structured jackets by making a custom designed hand tailored jacket for yourself! Claire Shaeffer will bring in Haute Couture and Saville Row designer jackets daily to examine and discuss the different techniques used to shape and create a well structured jacket.
 

Several techniques and treatments for perfect lapels and necklines, shaping of the wool, various welt and patch pockets, and other details will be demonstrated. Students will make samples of their favorites. 


Students will create their own, unique, custom fit, Hand Tailored jackets! Each student will start with a muslin that Barbie and Linda will fit and fine tune.


Don't want a traditional jacket? We will design and draft a couture topper to fit your needs and flatter your figure! Lots of options for necklines, sleeves (or no sleeves), and front closures.


Workshop fee includes high quality interfacings such as hair canvas, hair cloth, collar interfacing, lambswool, custom shoulder pads, tapes, etc.  


The workshop will be held at the Palm Mountain Resort, at 155 E Belardo, Palm Springs, CA, 92262. Special rates have been negotiated for workshop attendees. Call 760-325-1301 for reservations, ask them for the Love Couture Sewing rates.  

Hand Tailored Jacket- Reserve your Spot

$300.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card


Hand Tailored Jacket- Pay in Full

$1,300.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card


January 11-16, 2021

9am-5pm daily 

Palm Mountain Resort, at 155 E Belardo, Palm Springs, CA, 92262


In this 6 day workshop, learn haute couture methods for creating beautiful garments by making a custom designed French Designer jacket for yourself! Claire Shaeffer will bring in Haute Couture designer jackets daily to examine and discuss the different techniques used to create them. 


Several techniques and treatments for trims, buttons, cuffs, necklines, shaping, pockets, and closures will be demonstrated, and students will make samples of their favorites. 


Students will create their own, unique, custom fit, Chanel-inspired jackets!

Don't want a traditional jacket? We will design a couture topper to fit your needs and flatter your figure! Lots of options for necklines, sleeves (or no sleeves), and front closures.


The workshop will be held at the Palm Mountain Resort, at 155 E Belardo, Palm Springs, CA, 92262. Special rates have been negotiated for workshop attendees. Call 760-325-1301 for reservations, ask them for the Love Couture Sewing rates.   

Traditional Style Jacket with Lapels and Cuffs

Traditional Style Jacket with Lapels and Cuffs

Chanel Inspired Jacket - Reserve Your Spot

$300.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card


Chanel Inspired Jacket - Pay in Full

$1,200.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card


May  2021, exact dates TBA

9am-5pm daily 

Palm Mountain Resort, at 155 E Belardo, Palm Springs, CA, 92262


This 6 day workshop will begin with a skirt or dress pattern custom designed and drafted to fit and flatter your figure, or Vogue Pattern 7881 for a custom fitted pant.


Claire Shaeffer will bring in Haute Couture and high end ready-to-wear garments from her extensive collection to explain the techniques used, and allow students to inspect the garments close up, inside and out! 


Couture techniques for hand applied zippers, fly front zippers, a variety of waistbands and waist stays, closures, pockets, darts, seam finishes, linings, underlinings, fabric selection, weighted and interfaced hems and professional pressing will be demonstrated and discussed. Students will make samples of their favorite techniques. The book Couture Sewing Techniques will be used as a reference for haute couture techniques.

Information on color, contrast, scale, fabric knowledge and selection, and sewing ergonomics will be discussed throughout the week.


Each student will be fit in their personalized muslin, then they will start on their own pants, skirt, or dress and be well on their way to completing their projects by the end of the workshop. Detailed finishing instructions will be provided for each student. 


Cost is $1200 per student, $300 non-refundable deposit will hold a spot. Online payment options will appear when the dates are finalized. Limited space available to keep a low teacher to student ratio. Muslin and sample supplies included. Many sewing tools and a limited number of machines are available for use. Students will need to bring fashion fabric, lining, and trims (a detailed supply list will be provided upon registration or request). Select fabrics, tools, and notions will be available for purchase. 


The workshop will be held at the Palm Mountain Resort, at 155 E Belardo, Palm Springs, CA, 92262. Special rates have been negotiated for workshop attendees. Call 760-325-1301 for reservations, ask them for the Love Couture Sewing rates.  


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