Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Are you interested in real Parisian couture level clothing design and creation? Have you dreamed of a fashion career - or just designing and sewing an original Haute Couture outfit made to your measurements, from start to finish?

This is your chance to do just that, here in Paris, working one-on-one with an experienced fashion designer!

Sign up for an intensive 4 or 5 day, couture week experience, in a fully equipped atelier in Paris (approx 40 hours or until the job is finished) !

Couture Week Schedule


 Meet one-on-one (you may bring a friend if you wish) with the fashion designer for a design session during which an illustration of your design is made. 
You are encouraged to bring one or several inspirational pictures or fabric swatches. Together you'll determine what garment to create. 
A decision is made regarding silhouette, cut, design details, colors, fabrics.


You and the designer go fabric shopping to the Parisian fabric district Marché St. Pierre (Paris 18th). 
We'll find fabrics that are right for your budget!


You and the designer drape and create the pattern for your design. Original basic pattern blocks from La Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture Parisienne are used. You'll get to keep the pattern - of course!


You and the designer create a muslin (a prototype in plain cotton fabric) that is then fitted to match your body. 
This ensures a perfect fit that can't be found in ready-to-wear clothing! You'll get to keep the muslin - of course!


You and the designer cut and sew your design in the real fabric. Strike a pose - you are ready to hit Paris wearing your new couture design!
At the end of the sewing sessions you are guaranteed to have:

-A professional illustration of your design.
-The pattern for your design (Sew as many as your like later !)
-The muslin of your design.
-The finished garment/outfit.

About the Designer

Practical information

During the initial Design Meeting, you and the designer determine what kind of a project is feasible for completion during a 5 day couture week. Your hours can be scheduled at your convenience and don't have to be on consecutive days. The sessions total approximately 40 hours. If your project requires more time, additional hours are free of charge. 

Total cost for 5 days of one-on-one couture work with the fashion designer, all supplies, except fabrics, included (atelier in Paris, sewing machine, iron, mannequin, pins etc.): 490 euros. 

Sewing sessions are held at the fashion designer's fully equipped atelier in the 14th arrondissement of Paris (Metro Pernety, line 13 or Metro Montparnasse lines 12, 13, 4 or 6.)

During the sewing sessions you will learn how to:

-Design a couture garment from beginning to finish
-Select and find fabric
-Draft patterns and drape
-Make a muslin and how to fit it to a body
-Sew a high quality piece of couture, made to measure

Book Now ! 

Call now to book your one-on-one design meeting with Kristian @ 06-69-09-13-32 (or e-mail: SewYourOwnCouture@gmail.com).

The design meeting is free of charge if you decide to sign up for a 5 day sewing session! The cost of the design meeting is 50 euros if you do not wish to sign up for any sewing. All fees are payable up front in cash, by personal check or by bank transfer.