Course Start DatesSaturday 21st March 2020
About the Course
Come along to make a fully fitted, boned, lined, and back-laced corset in a material of your choice, in my informative weekend workshops. The corset provides excellent support and bodyshaping. 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 cincher 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, 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 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 confident stitchers.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Full Tuition and guidance including pattern grading to suit size , corset pattern and instructions as well as a list of recommended material suppliers.
Please note that there is a materials fee of £40 payable at the workshop . This includes coutil cotton, interlining, steels and spirals, front metal bust closure, eyelets and ribbons, bobbin thread
This does not include your top fabric and matching thread. You will need to bring 1 metre of your chosen fabric (please avoid lace and stretch fabrics.) you may also choose to also bring a contrast 0.50cms to construct your boning channels or decorative lace trims to finish . (Suggestion only)
Tea, coffee and refreshments provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
I thoroughly enjoyed Lisa’s workshop, great teacher, energetic, fun, thorough and attentive, giving everybody the time they needed to make their corsets. I am super pleased with my efforts, and think I now have the corset bug, her passion was very infectious, and I would definitely attend another future workshop on a different corset style. The venue was good and lovely bunch of similar minded people on the course. Thank you Lisa - thoroughly recommended!
Rachael - - #25668
This was the first sewing course I have attended. I had sewn simple things before like square cushions and simple tote bags, but nothing technical.
This course was brilliant! Lisa is warm and welcoming, easy to get along with and so calm she makes you feel you can achieve everything you set out to do. Her knowledge is top notch and any questions or problems I had she sorted and talked me through. Being the only man on the course I was worried that I would a bit of an outsider, but I needn't have worried. Lisa made everyone feel welcome and we were all chatting like old friends in no time.
I am going to spend the next few months practicing what I have learned then come back for the more advanced course next spring.
The inspiration and confidence I have gained from this course has made me think of looking into University courses around textiles and tailoring.
Thank you Lisa for a great weekend and a possible new future. :-)
I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who is starting out on their sewing journey or wants to attempt something a little more technical.
Alan Metcalfe - - #25637
Response from LKBespokeBridal:Thankyou for your lovely comments ! It was an absolute pleasure ! Look forward to seeing you in the spring !
Would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn about corsetry. Lisa's knowledge is amazing. Even though the class was about 10-12 Lisa still managed to help everyone. It's an awful lot of new skills to learn, especially for me as a newbie to sewing. Just wish it had been 3 days so I could of got my corset finished. I am an extremely happy customer and now need to see what other courses Lisa has available, so I can book something for next year 😊 p.s. The venue also had excellent facilties
Bev Lyons - - #25628
Lisa was amazing and so was this course! She was very kind and patient and really good at explaining things for every level of ability. 100% recommend any of her courses, she's a brilliant teacher and really knows her stuff!
Zoe Strong - - #25626
I had one of the best weekend workshops ever, I really enjoyed everything about this Corset Workshop, Lisa was a wonderful teacher and I came away with a corset that I had waited a long time to make. Thank you Lisa for a wonderful weekend.
Linda Trigg - - #25623
This was my third course with my dear friend Lisa.
As ever she was professional, enthusiastic, encouraging and good fun.
Loved spending time with a new group of people (including my sister).
Looking forward to the next one!!
Becky Bunce - - #21470
I had an amazing time with Lisa on the two day Victorian corset course. Lisa is a fantastic passionate teacher who makes all students feel welcome and at ease throughout the course.
It is also a bonus meeting lots of lovely like minded people on the course. I really did learn so much on the course you certainly won’t be left disappointed. *****
Leah - - #21434
What a wonderful two days. I'm still buzzing from learning a new skill, meeting some lovely new people and meeting and learning with the lovely Lisa. Patience must be her middle name!!
Will be back when I can ;)
Sarah Fowler - - #21358
Brilliant course! Thoroughly enjoyed, it so much fun and Lisa is great :) Thank you Lisa!
Kerry - - #21356
Just been to the Victorian corset course. Lisa was amazing. A patient and inspiring teacher, she helped dispel the myth that corsets are too difficult to make. Will definitely do another course as soon as I can.
Sarah - - #21240
I've just attended my first course with Lisa and can thoroughly recommend. Lisa is a lovely lady, great teacher, so helpful, nothing is too much trouble. I now have a very professional looking corset that fits me beautifully. I will definitely be attending more of her courses. She is very inspiring!
Yvonne Mansell - - #21232
Lisa is an amazing teacher for any learner from beginner upwards. She is patient and passionate and able to juggle the needs of ten individuals with ranging skills. The expertise and materials provided are both top notch. Also met a great bunch of creative people and it was exciting to learn a new skill.
Lou Whitman - - #21225
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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