Cupped Corset Workshop - May 2019

Cupped Corset Workshop - May 2019


11th & 12th May 2019

At The Haberdashery, Paisley. Learn how to translate a standard corset pattern into a cupped corset toile, with techniques on creating your final corset in this 2 day class suitable for intermediate to advanced makers. Materials supplied by Sew Curvy

Cupped corsetry is rarely taught. Previously only available in Oxford where I've taught at the Sew Curvy studio. Places are limited due to the intensive nature of the two days.

  • You will create a basic mock-up from supplied Sew Curvy pattern & materials sent to you prior to the class.

  • Learn about bust fit and where cupped corsets go wrong

  • Discuss various types of cups and how they work with differing breast shapes

  • Learn about other corset bust shaping methods.

  • Transform your mock-up into a cupped pattern

  • Create and fit your cupped mock-up

  • Study materials and chat about fit and construction options.

  • Leave with the skills to create a fully finished cupped corset

Students should have some experience in basic corsetry and sewing.

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How much is it?
The cost of the 2 day course is £300 which includes your toile materials, your pattern, steel boning and lacing as well as the use of further draping materials in class. Materials are professional quality from Sew Curvy. As is the pattern which is specially designed to produce a far curvier result than big pattern company versions.

Where is it?
The Haberdashery is a sewing shop and classroom space in the heart of historic textile capital Paisley. Machines are available there (though you can bring your own if you prefer).

Why Paisley?
It’s a great venue, travel and parking are easy and cheap and there’s lots of nearby facilities. But also, Paisley has a long history with textiles, including the famous Paisley print of course. Many of it’s streets have fabric names.. Cotton Street, Silk Street... and there is a nearby museum as well as the famous Abbey. Sma' Shot Cottages have a small museum on textiles. There is also a weavers cottage museum at nearby Kilbarchan and a wonderful, eclectic costume museum a short and attractive drive away at Dalgarven Mill.

How do I get there?
There are three car parks behind the shop and transport nearby. Paisley is only 15 minutes by train from Glasgow Central. A days parking is approximately £5. Sunday of course is free parking.

I'm coming from further away, can I get there?
For for those travelling further: Paisley is the nearest town to Glasgow Airport. There are several hotels around the airport, as well as lots of smaller local accommodation. Or of course the entire city centre is close by.  Previous students travelling here have found great Air B&Bs nearby as well.

What are the times?
The class will run from 09:30 until 16:30.

What about food and drink?
There are tea and coffee facilities at the venue and lots of nearby cafes and restaurants for lunch. We usually all go as a group to get a break (there’s a great cafe nearby who also do Vegan and Gluten Free options)  but of course you're free to go for a wander yourself or bring sandwiches if you prefer.


What you will need:

As the machines are available at the venue and the core materials are provided, all you will need to bring is your basic sewing kit. So, thread to go with the fabric you’ll be choosing. Scissors for both paper and fabric,  hand sewing needles, pins and marking materials. Also a pen or pencil and notepad.

Although not essential, it may be useful if you bring a bra that fits but which you’re happy to cut up.

I’ll be bringing specialist tools with me. I am discussing designing a kit with Julia at Sew Curvy with some basic relevant tools. If we get that sorted out soon I will send out a mail letting you know.

The most important thing you can bring is your enthusiasm :)

Class numbers are limited to a maximum of 5 for the best learning  experience.

Please don’t wear a padded bra, but a well fitting thinner bra. Also for comfort and ease during try-ons I’d advice wearing a thin t-shirt or vest top.