Sheer Corsets - March 2019
Sheer Corsets - March 2019
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March 2019
First time in Scotland! Learn how to make sheer corsets.
Sheer corsets have been incredibly popular in recent years since the materials became more readily available. It opens up so many options and interesting designs as the materials are very adaptable.
You will learn how to handle different sheer fabrics and their best uses as you make an overbust from sheer corset mesh. Different marking, seam and boning techniques will be taught.
Pattern from Sew Curvy supplied
Your choice of black or off white mesh supplied
All other materials will be provided
You should have some experience with basic corset making.
How much is it?
The cost of the 2 day course is £280 which includes your materials, your pattern, steel boning, eyelets and lacing as well as your choice of black or off-white corset mesh. All 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).
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.
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.