Design, cut and make a fully fitted, boned, lined, and back-laced corset in material of your choice, for excellent support and shaping. These corsets are created to be worn as outer or under garments. You can opt to create an overbust corset or underbust ‘waspie’.
Basic sewing skills are required. Paper pattern and structuring materials provided Based on original Victorian patterns, these corsets are beautifully constructed using 3 layers: top layer,interlining and traditional Coutil. They contain a steel busk to fasten the front, have 4 steels to support the back and 14 steel flexible spirals for long life and comfort. Guaranteed to take between 5-7 inches off your waist!
Not only will you leave the workshop with your own corset but also greater and more precise sewing skills. This is an admired craft and easy to manage.
If you have attended such a class before, you may like to advance your skills by changing your pattern or making an advanced version. Experiment with leather, lace and different methods of trim. If you are an admirer of corsets, you may wish to create a ‘waist trainer’ a corset for lingerie use or as a leather accessory to wear as a belt style waist cincer. Please get in touch to discuss the options.
The teacher will bring along several corsets for you to experiment with and to try on.
Please obtain a metre of your selected fabric based on a width of 150 cms. For narrower fabrics you will require 1.30 metres.
If this is your first corset, please avoid velvet, stretch fabrics such as jersey and lycra, or sheer fabrics such as chiffon and georgette.
Recommended fabrics: Silk Dupion, Cotton, Satin, light woollens and Crepes, printed or plain.
What you need to bring:
Fabric scissors if you have them
Your top layer of fabric
Matching reels of thread
Basic materials are provided but you may choose to add some trim and will need to add a lacing cord or ribbon.