Make Your Own Custom-Fitted Corset
Date: Thursdays 9, 16, 23, 30 May, and 6 June 2019
Time: 6.30- 9.30pm (15 hrs. in total)
Teacher: Odette Vogt
COST: $390 includes kit valued at $140.0
Maximum 8 students
Pre-requisite: You don't need to be an advanced sewer to participate in this course. You should however be comfortable using a sewing machine, familiar with commercial patterns and have made a simple garment.
Ever thought that making a corset would be too difficult? Surely you need to be a Savile Row tailor to get a corset to fit properly. Well, thankfully making corsets is not as hard as you might think. Join us in this engaging course and by the end you will have a corset custom-made to fit you- and you will have made it!
In this course you will learn the basics of making a two-layered overbust corset. The corset will be fastened using a steel busk in the front, laced in the back and have authentic materials such as spiral and steel boning. You will be able to apply the skills you learn in this workshop to other corset styles and boned garments such as evening wear.
Your kit will include all materials you will need to make a corset, you will be able to choose from a selection of fabrics and embellishments and the pattern used (Laughing Moon Mercatile's Victorian Underwear (#100)) will be yours to keep. All you will need to bring is your sewing machine and basic sewing tools.
About Your Teacher
Odette has a love of sewing and a keen interest in historic fashion and social history. Combined, these interests led to some serious frustration at the difficulty in finding authentic dressmaking supplies, particularly for making historic garments. In 2006 she established a mail-order business selling hard-to-find sewing supplies. Her interests have also led her to conduct seminars on corset making and provide radio interviews on the history of corsets. Odette was introduced to sewing by her mother at eight years old and has a Certificate III in Garment Construction.