Lectures

In Conversation with Jon Moore British Couturier

October 2018

Fashion Museum Bath

In conversation with Rosemary Harden Museum Curator, discussing a life time working in the Couture in London.

The Modern Wedding Dress.

July 2011

Victoria and Albert Museum Summer School

A short lecture on the Modern Wedding dress, discussing designing and making Wedding dresses over the past 30 years and the evolution of the wedding from a "religious service" to a "big party".

Friday Night Late
Draping on the stand.

November 2007

Victoria & Albert Museum
The Golden Age of Couture

An evening lecture and display of Couture clothes at the V&A with a practical display of Couture draping techniques including draping tailored jackets and evening dresses.

Workshops

The Perfect Body Double and Draping a Tailored Jacket

October 2018

Gaddens Manor New Forest England

A five day residential course to create a perfect replica of the students body using a technique I have developed over many years. The students go home with a perfect replica of their own body and learn some simple draping skills using the stand they have created.

The Couture Bias Cut wool Crepe Dress

OCtober 2018

Gaddens Manor New Forest England

A five day course exploring the bias using lightweight wool crepe to make a beautiful bias cut dress, including backing with silk georgette, working with silk satin and putting is a

The Couture Bias Cut wool Crepe Dress

June 2018

Gaddens Manor New Forest England

A five day course exploring the bias using lightweight wool crepe to make a beautiful bias cut dress, including backing with silk georgette, working with silk satin and putting is a silk lining by hand

The Classic Fitted English Tailored Jacket

June 2018

Gaddens Manor New Forest England

A five day residential course making a classic tailored jacket using traditional Couture sewing techniques. Trace tacking, backing with canvas, making a collar, setting a sleeve and putting in a silk lining by hand.

The Couture Bias Wool Crepe Dress

May 2018

Northbay Ontario Canada

A five day course exploring the bias using lightweight wool crepe to make a beautiful bias cut dress, including backing with silk georgette, working with silk satin and putting is a silk lining by hand

The Couture Bias Wool Crepe Dress

April 2018

Northbay Ontario Canada

A five day course exploring the bias using lightweight wool crepe to make a beautiful bias cut dress, including backing with silk georgette, working with silk satin and putting is a silk lining by hand

The body Double

June 2017

Gaddens Manor New Forest England

A course of 5 days making a body double for a dress stand and then draping a jacket on this stand and making a working pattern from the toile.

Calais lace appliqué jacket project.

June 2017

Gaddens Manor New Forest England

A course of 5 days, making a lace jacket lined with silk organza and trimmed with duchess satin. Using techniques from the Couture "floo" workroom discovering the art of lace appliqué, working with silk organza and duchess satin and making a pad stitched satin and lace collar.

Bias cut wool jacket project.

May 2017

Northbay Ontario Canada

A course of 5 days, making a bias cut wool jacket to a unique Jon Moore designed and drafted patten. Using Couture sewing techniques, including working the cloth on the bias, supporting areas with bias cut canvas and hand sewing in a pure silk bias cut lining.

Bias cut pure silk top project.

October 2016

Northbay Ontario Canada

A course of 5 mornings , making a pure silk satin bias cut top to a unique Jon Moore designed and drafted patten. Using Couture sewing techniques, including stab stitching pure silk georgette to the satin, taping the neck and over sewing by hand.

Pure wool tweed jacket project.

June 2016

Gaddens Manor New Forest England

A course of 5 days, making a pure wool tweed jacket, backed with canvas and lined in pure silk satin. Using hand tailoring techniques working on tweed, backing with canvas and making a pad stitched collar. Learning how to put in a hand sewn satin lining and trying hand made tailored buttonholes.

Calais lace appliqué jacket project.

May 2016

Northbay Ontario Canada

A course of 5 days, making a lace jacket lined with silk organza and trimmed with duchess satin. Using techniques from the Couture "floo" workroom discovering the art of lace appliqué, working with silk organza and duchess satin and making a pad stitched satin and lace collar.

Liberty pure silk twill coat/dress project.

May 2015

Northbay Ontario Canada

A course of 5 days, making a pure silk coat dress, backed with silk organza and lined in pure silk satin. Using techniques from the Couture "floo" workroom working on silk, silk organza and silk satin. Also covering Couture press studs and making a matching silk belt.

Double face jacket project.

May 2014

Northbay Ontario Canada

A course of 5 days, making a double face wool crepe jacket to a unique Jon Moore designed and drafted patten. Using Couture sewing techniques, including hand splitting the cloth and closing the seams by hand. Making a canvased collar and top stitching in button hole twist by hand.

Jersey jacket project.

May 2013

Northbay Ontario Canada

A course of 5 days, making a double knit jersey jacket to a unique Jon Moore designed and drafted pattern. Using Couture sewing techniques including trace marking and stab stitching. Making a canvased collar and setting in sleeves. Putting in a silk lining by hand and hand worked button holes.

The perfect Trouser.

July 2011

Northbay Ontario Canada

A course of 5 days, drafting a trouser pattern to fit each student and then making the trousers using classic couture sewing techniques. Tack marking, stab stitching in canvas and hand finishing a waist band are just some of the things covered on this course.

Couture Tailoring.

May 2011

Northbay Ontario Canada

A 5 day course using hand tailored Couture techniques to finish a tweed jacket. Including taping and canvassing the jacket front, pad stitching the collar and joining the collar to the jacket by hand. Felling the lining and hand worked button holes.

The Little Black Dress.

September / October 2010

Northbay Ontario Canada

A 5 day course making the perfect LBD. The lightweight wool crepe is draped on the stand and then using traditional Couture, hand sewing techniques, the perfect dress emerges.

Couture Draping.

September / October 2009

Northbay Ontario Canada

A 5 day course making a body double for a dress stand and then draping a jacket on this stand and making a working pattern from the toile.

Fit.

January 2008

Palm Springs California USA

A five day course exploring the concept of fit. Students made up various garments, jackets, skirts and dresses and these garments were then fitted on the students in a class situation to show the various techniques involved in correctly fitting a garment.

The perfect Trouser.

January 2007

Palm Springs California USA

A course of 5 days, drafting a trouser pattern to fit each student and then making the trousers using classic couture sewing techniques. Tack marking, stab stitching in canvas and hand finishing a waist band are just some of the things covered on this course.

Couture draping on the stand.

January 2005

Palm Springs California USA

A course of 5 days exploring the concept of Couture draping on a stand. Starting with a simple darted dress and then a tailored jacket and two piece sleeve and moving on to a draped dress and then a bias cut double chiffon top.