Starting with a minimum of 22 hours, during the lessons we will analyze and then put into practice the main techniques used in corsetry by making a made-to-measure underbust corset with high quality materials.
Part 1: the pattern of a made to measure corset
- how to take the right measurements
- construction of the pattern
- how to reduce the wasit measurement in an effective way
- seam allowances
Part 2: placement and cutting
- placement of the pattern pieces on cotton coutil/nylon mesh
Part 3: assembling of the corset
- insertion of the split busk
- sewing the panels together
- waist tape insertion
- cut and insertion of steel boning
- finishing of the top and bottom edges
- steel eyelets insertion
- lacing thechniques
STRUCTURE OF THE LESSONS:
The entry level course starts with a minimum of 22 hours of intensive lessons that can be one-to-one or in couple (-50% discount for the second person!) that will be scheduled with at least two weeks in advance at your need via e-mail o DM Instagram.
There are a lot of extra topics that can be added, they're listed below.
You do need to have advanced sewing and patterning techniques but you don't need to have experience in corsetry.
The lessons will take place in my studio which is between Lambrate/Udine M2, you'll recieve the address when you complete your order.
INCLUDED MATERIALS AND FACILITIES:
- cotton canvas
- 100% cotton coutil (black, nude, white)
- steel boning
- pattern paper
- printed size 42 dress block with darts
- corsetry tools
- Jack industrial sewing machine and Brother domestic sewing machine
- Brother overlock machine
- handouts and technical instructions
- list of online stores where you can buy corsetry supplies
MATERIALS THAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
- basic sewing kit (fabric scissors, pins, thimble, needles etc.)
- packed lunch (if needed)
- you can bring your own sewing machine if you feel more comfortable
EXTRA OPTIONAL TOPICS:
- THEORIC AND HISTORIC INTRODUCTION (+2h): highly recommended, the lessons will start with a brief history of the corset and its myths, the analisys of theif structure and main terminologies and a showcase of corsetry materials and their functions
- LINING (+1h): you'll learn how to line a corset to give the inside as beautiful and interesting as the outside and/or hide stitching imperfections
- CORDING (+1h): you'll learn how to add cording to your panels. Very popular in the Victorian era, they give extra stability and are very fashionable
- ZIPPER (+1h): you'll learn how to insert a YKK steel zipper in the centre front of your corset
- GUSSETS (+1h): you'll learn how to insert a gusset, a fashionable element that was very popular in the Victorian Era, to make the corset fit even better
- NYLON MESH: instead of the plain cotton coutil you an opt for this semi-transparent nylon mesh (see pic here)
- FASHION FABRIC (+2h): if you want your corset to be made with a specific textile feel free to bring it with you, I'll show you how to combine it with coutil for making a one of a kind corset. Not all fabrics can be used, feel free to contact me for a check before purchasing.