It’s always the same. Where have you studied? Is it in the… you know… Central Saint Martins? In today’s post I explain my experience at this university.
As I have already explained to you in the about me section, when I moved to London I did several courses at Central Saint Martins and I am here to talk about one in particular, which was classical tailoring.
This course is usually done in summer and lasts 2 weeks. If memory serves me well, the course cost around £700 (due to covid-19 they are not publishing prices right now).
This course, unlike the others that I have done here, has a very good level and you cannot rest on your laurels because the course moves at pace.
What will you do in this course?
The objective of this course is to make a half tailored jacket from scratch using classic tailoring techniques. I’m going to leave you the photo of the jacket that I made so you can see it.
The teacher who runs this course is Moira Has and I loved how she gave the class and the high level that she demanded of us.
What will you learn?
In this course she will teach you, amongst other things, how to stitch collars and lapels, stitching these elements in a canvas fabric and how the fabric takes a specific shape to best adapt to the body.
You will learn how to press wool fabrics so that they have the shape we want and adapt to the body and how to place pockets and the stitches used in haute couture.
Where is the university?
The university is located near King’s Cross station and the building is absolutely beautiful and the atmosphere is very inspiring.
To Sum up
In short, this is a course that I recommend 100% but keep in mind that you have to have a minimum level of pattern cutting / making and sewing. If you are just starting out it is probably best to gain experience before doing this course.
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