Make a Corset Workshop - October

Make a Corset Workshop - October


5th to 7th October 2018

Make an overbust corset from start to finish in this 3 day class suitable for beginners and intermediates. All materials supplied by Sew Curvy

  • You'll measure and choose your pattern size from the supplied Sew Curvy pattern, a fabulous curvy pattern that works on all figures.

  • Make a mock-up to test fit

  • Learn about the history & theory of corsetry

  • Sew a single layer, waist reducing corset from your mock-up

  • Learn about specialist corset materials & hardware

  • Insert a busk, handle boning, set grommets/eyelets

  • Learn about finishing options.

  • Leave with a properly sized corset to wear, or make one for a friend.

Students should have some experience in basic sewing and be able to follow a pattern and operate a sewing machine.

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A new venue for the Corset Curriculum. 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).

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.

There are three car parks behind the shop and transport nearby. Paisley is only 15 minutes by train from Glasgow Central.

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. 

The class will run from 09:30 until 16:30 on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October and from 10 until 4 on Sunday 7th October 2018.

There are tea and coffee facilities at the venue and lots of nearby cafes and restaurants for lunch.


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.

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.