Couture Sewing Class

January 16-21, 2023


DoubleTree Hotel

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Choose your own project for this class. Maybe you’re hesitant to work with specialty fabrics. Do silks make you nervous? Need expert advice on how to handle a particular fabric or design? Want help with fitting and pattern adjustments? This class is also the perfect time to finish your French jacket. Join me for 6 days of couture sewing and take your skills to the next level.

The class will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. We will have a spacious room with plenty of natural light, large cutting tables as well as professional pressing equipment. Bring your own sewing machine and personal tools. I will set up a phone call with you several weeks prior to class to discuss your planned project.

Out of consideration for your fellow classmates and instructor, you must be vaccinated for COVID to attend. We will be working in the same space and everyone will be more comfortable if mask wearing is optional.

About the instructor:

Mary Funt has more than 25 years of experience in creating couture bridal and evening wear. She has studios in New York and Palm Beach. In addition to working with private clients, Mary also writes a blog, Cloning Couture, which discusses many details of couture sewing and is a regular contributor to Threads Magazine.  She teaches privately in-person and on-line and is a member of Association and Design Professionals (ASDP).

The 6 day class is $1500.00. A deposit of $400.00 is required to secure your place. If paying the balance by check, there is a $25.00 discount. Payment in full required by December 3, 2021. Additional details and registration form:

Reserve your place here: Couture Sewing Class – Cloning Couture (

A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree Hotel. For reservations: (the link for discounted rooms will be available shortly)