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Corset making: Victorian / Beginners

Steel boned Victorian shaped Corset

Duration: 2 day weekend course

Price: £130

Book with: Lisa Keating
at LKBespokeBridal

116 High St
Yatton
Bristol
North Somerset
BS49 4DH

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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.



Want to review this course?

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!!

- - #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. *****

- - #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 ;)

- - #21358

Brilliant course! Thoroughly enjoyed, it so much fun and Lisa is great :) Thank you Lisa!

- - #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.

- - #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!

- - #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.

- - #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

- - #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.

- - #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.

- - #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!

- - #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.

- - #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!

- - #10555

Lisa is an amazing designer and teacher. Very patient in the classes. Already signed up for another course... couldn't recommend her enough!

- - #10553

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 19th October 2019
Sunday 20th October 2019
Saturday 21st March 2020
Sunday 22nd March 2020
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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