July 2018
Leisure/Couture Vocational Classes

Baby Couture

July 12-14, 2018
Intro to French
Hand Sewing
July 12-14 - Introduction to French Hand Sewing
Tuition $330
3 Days
10 am to 4 pm

 A 3 Day Class in learning the art of French Hand Sewing.  This includes pintucks, lace joining, and french seams.    In this introduction class you will construct an heirloom pillow, showcasing the various techniques taught in the class.



Total Class Hours:  18 Hours of Instruction with class materials provided.  Some basic embroidery skills helpful

A good introduction class for Beginners - Intermediate 


July 19-21, 2018
Baby Layette
3 Days
July 19-21 - Baby Layette
Baby Couture 3 Day Class
10 am -4 pm

A 3 Day  French Hand Sewing Course

Create a two piece Layette set, that will include the basics of shadow work hand embroidery,  the fundamentals of accurate sewing construction,  applying tiny French seams, pintucks and hand shell finishing to this heirloom set.


All Materials with Layette Kit included.

Beginner - Intermediate

Total Class Hours:  18 Hours of Instruction with class materials provided.

Some hand sewing skills would be helpful.

To Register by phone or if we can answer your questions call 757.259.9400

July 23-27  Baby Day Dress

Baby Couture School

5 Day Intensive

Tuition  $570

10 am to 4 pm


A 5  day intensive creating a beautiful baby day dress.  Techniques will include, mastering accurate and meticulous construction of small garments,  The use of French seams, pintucks, lace insertion and hand finished will provide a repertoire of classic French hand sewing foundations.  The dress will also include shadow work embroidery, used frequently as a decorative style in creating the perfect heirloom baby dress.

All Materials Included with Baby Day Dress Kit

July 23-27, 2018
Baby Couture
Day Dress
5 Day Intensive