Must be comfortable with basic corset construction and fitting. For more details please click here.
Tuition, materials, lunch and refreshments for 3 days
This is an intense three day course for people who wish to explore more advanced construction techniques in corsetry. We will cover sewing an overbust corset, with three layers, fashion, strength and lining.
The entire three days will be taken up with construction of the corset, there will be no fitting day as it is assumed that students will already be familiar with the fitting process.
This corsetry class for more advanced makers will use the Sew Curvy overbust corset pattern and the following topics will be covered :
Tracing, marking and cutting the corset pattern, with notes on fit and alteration
Preparing and using coutil fabric
Preparing fashion fabric
Interfacing - when and what to use
Inserting the busk fastener
Stitching perfect boning channels
Assembly without wrinkles
Turn of cloth
Making a floating lining
Inserting two part eyelets
Finishing and binding the corset
Lacing the corset
For more pictures and descriptions of this course, please click HERE.
The following materials are included in the price and will be supplied to each person:
Coutil corsetry fabric
Split busk fastner
Steel boning for corsetry
Two part metal eyelet kit
Overbust corset pattern
A comprehensive list of other tools and equipment that students should bring to class will be supplied via email.
Because corsetry classes take place is in a dedicated corsetry studio, there are ample opportunities to examine part made and complete corsets, different types of corsets the extensive library of corsetry and sewing books.
By the end of the weekend students will have an extremely good understanding of how to make and fit a modern steel boned corset based on Victorian and Edwardian technology, how a corset works and how to apply this knowledge to different sizes and body shapes.
The cost of the workshop includes venue hire, tuition, materials detailed above, morning and afternoon refreshments and a delicious sandwich lunch (vegetarian to cover all). Fees are non refundable but in the event of cancellation may be used towards goods or the cost of a different course or workshop during the current teaching cycle.
You will receive a booking confirmation upon check out which will contain a link to course information and logistics.
*Cancellation policy: Fees are non refundable upon cancellation but may be redeemed against alternative dates/courses before the end of that current financial year (end March). For courses cancelled up to 1 month prior, fees are not refundable or transferable unless the space can be re-sold. Courses cancelled within 7 days will not be refunded. Sew Curvy retains the right to cancel or defer a course up to 7 days prior to the start date. In the unlikely event of this happening alternative dates or a refund will be offered. In the event that an alternative date is booked, then the cancellation policy comes back into force from date of booking.