Basque and Corset (design and sew)

Duration: 3 days - Monday 9.30am to 4.30pm

Price: £180

Run by: Katrina O'Neill
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Ramsden Bellhouse Village Hall
Church Road
Ramsden Bellhouse
CM11 1RH

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About the Course

This course is for people who are already able to use a sewing machine.

Learn to make boned basques and corsets in a small class with Madeline Harris, a qualified costumier specialising in historical costume. Whether you'd like a traditional satin and lace wedding corset or an eye-catching burlesque basque, the skills you'll learn will equip you to handle any styles..

Using your measurements you'll learn to customise the basic template for a perfect fit.
Then you'll cut your outer fabric, flat-line it for stability and add interlining.
Once you've pieced together your panels and checked for fit you'll add structural boning.
Piping or lace can then be added to the top and bottom edges.
Finally you'll add lining, a modesty panel and metal eyelets along the opening edges.

The course is held in Ramsden Bellhouse Village Hall, a large modern hall with a vaulted ceiling with free adjacent parking

The course is spread over 3 weeks on 3 Mondays:
11th June
18th June
25th June

The class will be limited to only 6 people.

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?

Sewing machines are available to hire for £3 per session or you can bring your own machine.

There will be fabrics, linings, boning and eyelets available at very reasonable prices (cheaper even than ebay) but you may bring your own materials if you prefer.

Tea, coffee and refreshments are available free of charge. There is a kitchen for preparing your lunch or you can buy food at the adjacent shop.

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Course Start Dates

Monday 11th June 2018

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