How to Make a Corset July Class (beginners)

So what does a beginners class look like.. well here's a bit of an insight.

This was The Corset Curriculum's first class at The Haberdashery in Paisley and I was delighted with the venue and the help we received. Great wee Singer heavy duty machines and all we needed for our 3 day class.

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Day one kicks off with intros, it's always fascinating to find out what brings people to a class, and what inspires you. Then we have a chat about what we'll we doing and what corsets are all about. Then it's time to crack on with the first day's work which is sizing, toiles and fitting.
A break for lunch took us just over the street to the Italian restaurant who do the most amazing chips (and everything else was good too) as part of their lunch deals. This is also a great get to know you part of the weekend (though if you have other plans that's fine too).
Then it's back to work to try and make as much progress as possible. It all flies in!

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Day two we get on to proper fabric and learn some key techniques. This is when the heads go down! But we still get a chat and a giggle.
The Haberdashery girls had very kindly called down to the Sma' Shot Cottages to arrange for us to get a whistlestop tour. This is a museum dedicated to the tradition of the home weaver and is absolutely fascinating. Paisley is after all the home of the paisley pattern shawl, and also has a very interesting political past too related to the weavers. I wish we'd had more time but we had to grab a quick lunch in the museum tearoom. Simple soups and sandwiches served by volunteer ladies who are absolute characters!
More progress in the afternoon and the determination to get done sets in.

 Things are getting intense

Things are getting intense

 Stop taking my picture! I'm not looking, really :) 

Stop taking my picture! I'm not looking, really :) 

Day three is the hum of sewing machines, the fun of the grommet press and lots of hardware and new skills. Also lots of oohs and ahhs as corsets take shape! Hopefully we get time for a proper try on and piccies. Then it's time to pack up and say goodbye to new friends and head home with heads full of plans for new corsets! 

 Just the binding to add but looking fabulous

Just the binding to add but looking fabulous

If you'd like to join the fun and book up for a similar class then there are details on the Workshops page here