June 2017
The body Double. 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.
June 2017
Calais lace appliqué jacket project. 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.
May 2017
Bias cut wool jacket project. 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.
October 2016
Bias cut pure silk top project. 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.
June 2016
Pure wool tweed jacket project. 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.
May 2016
Calais lace appliqué jacket project. Northbay Ontario Canada
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.
May 2015
Liberty pure silk twill coat/dress project. 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.
May 2014
Double face jacket project. 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.
May 2013
Jersey jacket project. 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.
April 2012
The perfect Trouser. 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.
July 2011
The Modern Wedding Dress
 
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".
May 2011
Couture Tailoring 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.
September / October 2010
The Little Black Dress 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.
September / October 2009
Couture Draping 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.
January 2008
Fit 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.
November 2007
Friday Night Late
Draping on the stand.
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.
January 2007
The perfect Trouser. 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.
January 2005
Couture draping on the stand. 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.