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 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21.

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