My Corset workshops run over a single weekend. I started off by offering this class to beginners so you only need very basic sewing skills but after the 12 hours in total you leave with some precision sewing techniques under your belt, as well as a corset. Many people enjoy the class so much they like to return and so I am very happy to tailor theinext project if they discuss with me any preference in advanced corset skills.
We begin each Class by ‘breaking the ice’, I bring along several examples of corsets in all sizes for folk to get into and they usually gasp at the reduction of their waist size!
Beginners can choose to make an overbust or underbust waspie style corset.
Full written instructions and patterns are provided but I also like to work through the process with each person as we all have different techniques of learning and I enjoy sharing ideas and appreciate the benefits of demonstration my self.
I like to encourage my students to bring along their choice of top fabric as this is a very personal selection . All other materials are provided by me and included in the materials cost.
I am very happy to help with the design process in planning the position of fabric and the placement of additional trim etc.
Six to eight people usually enrol on the courses, often travelling from all areas of the country to make a weekend of it.
Corset materials come from Vena Cava Design, Highly recommended!
If you would like to come along to make a corset, please visit my workshop page for dates. Click here