Basic Corset making
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About the Course
Come along and to make a fully fitted, boned, lined, and back-laced corset in a material of your choice. The Corset provides excellent support and bodyshaping, in my informative weekend Workshops. These corsets are created to be worn as outer or under garments and can reduce your waistline by up to 5 inches. I encourage all sizes from XXS to XXXL plus. Nobody is too large or too small.
Over the two day workshop you can opt to create an overbust corset or underbust style ‘waspie’ corset sometimes used as a cincer and can be used as a waist-training corset.
11am - 5pm each day
Only Basic sewing skills are required for these Workshops. I will provide the Paper pattern and structuring materials provided, these are based on original Victorian patterns and I am happy to adapt sizing to suit your shape and measurements. These corsets are beautifully constructed using 3 layers; a top layer, an interlining and traditional cotton Coutil. They contain a steel busk to fasten the front, have 4 steel supports to slot into the back and also contain 14-18 steel flexible spirals bones for long life and comfort.
Not only will you leave the workshop with your own corset after the weekend* but also a pleasing and more advanced sewing skills. This is an admired craft and easy to manage for the beginner and indeed inspiring for those of you who are more confidant stitchers.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Material included with the exception of top fabric and matching thread. You will need to bring 1 metre of your chosen fabric ( please avoid lace and stretch fabrics.)
Tea, coffee and refreshments provided
Lisa is an amazing designer, fantastic teacher and great motivator to be around. Her courses are exciting, informative and fun. As well as leaving with a new skill you take away an amazing new piece for your wardrobe x
Jane-Marie mahy - - #10638
Lisa is an extremely talented and patient teacher as well as a very lovely lady.
I am doing a second corsetrey course as well as the ribbon embroidery course with Lisa and I am very excited . Lisa always give you the confidence to try even if you feel it might be out of your league .
If you fancy doing something different or there are a group of you go for it , it's great fun and well worth every penny.
Marilyn Cocker - - #10561
I loved attending my course with Lisa. She is a great teacher and her work is stunning. Lisa is very approachable and friendly, with lots of sewing tips and guidance.
I have an amazing corset that fits me like a glove, thanks to Lisa.
Fionna Gray - - #10560
I've always wanted to know how to make a corset, and now, having gone on Lisa's excellent course, I do. We had a jolly time and produced a very professional looking corset by the end of the weekend. Lisa is a lovely teacher. She gives clear instructions which she's happy to repeat if necessary. She's calm and patient, but also funny and entertaining. By the end of the weekend I felt confident enough to try to make a corset by myself at home. Thoroughly recommend this course - you won't be disappointed!
Cathy Marjoram - - #10557
I have just signed up for my third course with Lisa. The weekend course is fabulous, very relaxed with lots of help when needed. Lisa is a master of her craft and I am so pleased to be able to learn so much from her on this course.
Jude Hill - - #10556
Lisa is the most amazing (& creative) teacher - whether you're a beginner or a repeat offender heading back for your 7th course like me, she is patient and things are never too much trouble! The atmosphere is always amazing and i always come away having learnt something new & made new friends!
I would recommend both Lisa & the course to anyone!
Kate Winchurst - - #10555
Lisa is an amazing designer and teacher. Very patient in the classes. Already signed up for another course... couldn't recommend her enough!
Livvy - - #10553
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