Beaded Couture Jacket with Karen Torrisi & Tatyana Design: Melbourne Australia. Dec 2019 - Feb 2020

Beading Couture Jacket with Karen Torrisi & Tatyana Designs: Melbourne Australia.

“Karen Torrisi has been designing & creating luxurious, exquisite beading & embroideries professionally since 1994, a career spanning over two decades. She currently works in London UK & Paris France. 

Together, Embroidery professional Karen Torrisi and Couture specialist Tatyana Designs, will guide you through the process of making a beaded couture jacket. You will learn couture techniques like toile, fittings, hand basting, beading design for fashion, hand beading, connecting beading over seams, lining and finishing. 

This is 4 day workshop, that will be in progress over two months. You will be expected to do work in between workshop days. 

Before first class in December please make and fit your calico toile jacket and transfer pattern pieces onto the final fabric leaving about 5 cm of fabric around each piece. Please do NOT cut your fabric.

Days 1 -  2 (14 & 15 of December) - position beading design on the marked fabric, transfer it and start to bead 

Days 3 - 4 (around beginning february) - assemble the jacket, finish beading across seams and close the lining

Kit with all beads needed for this project is included in the price of the workshop. 

You will need to provide your own fabric, lining and all interfacing that is needed to construct a jacket.

Suggested pattern - Vogue V7975

Suggested fabric is medium to heavy weight wool suitable for a jacket (not a coat). Do not use open weave wools, beads will disappear in it.”

Come and make your own piece of Haute couture glamour. 

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