Couture Master Class 1: Evening Gowns/Understructures (Non-Program)


Couture Master Class 1: Evening Gowns/Understructures (Non-Program)


24 hours

Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm
October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, December 5 (Closed Nov. 28).

Our most advanced class offered to date! We will be utilizing age old techniques taken from Parisian Couture including artful drape/design, silhouette, custom fit, lace/trim applique, beading, silk flowers, and hand sewn finishings/hems. Made Institute owner, Rachel Ford will teach the couture methods she learned over her 10 years in the Philadelphia Opera Company's costume department. Students will complete a gown of their own design in the fabric of their choice.

This is a master class. Students should have advanced sewing skills, and have completed all Made sewing & patternmaking courses or equivalent experience.

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Instructor: Rachel Ford
BS Fashion Design, Drexel University
Cutter/Tailor for Opera Philadelphia, Instructor at Moore College of Art, Couture Critic for Drexel University
Owner- Made Institute

Prerequisites: Advanced sewing skills or completion of all Made sewing and patternmaking courses

10 sessions



Sundays 5-9pm
Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16