Regency Petticoat Bodice Workshop Series (RPBS) 10 Hours Total
Want that Jane Austen gown to look more like the fashion plates? Want the correct period support but not ready to make a Regency corset? This is the workshop for you! Startling with a custom petticoat bodice fitted to you, you will then create a period support garment able to be worn under most dresses 1795-1829. This is a three week series designed for the sewer comfortable with sewing on a sewing machine and has assembled a garment before.
The following will be needed when registering for the class:
Bust measurement (around the fullest part) Under bust measurement
Bra size Under bust in front to floor
Week 1- As each student is being fit with a personalized bodice “muslin”, the rest of the class will be cutting out and assembling the skirt portion of the garment. A clean pattern will be made for each student to cut out in class or at home. Gusset Insertion will also be demonstrated.
Week 2- Gusset insertion will be demonstrated again, how and where to add bone casing, along with neck and armhole finishing.
Week 3- We will do one last fitting of the bodice portion and attach the bodice and skirt to the “waistband.”
Week 4 - Back closures, hemming and any finishing details not already completed.
Maximum class size: 6 people
Supplies needed: ¾ yard coutil, heavy canvas, duck or drill in white or cream, 4-5 yards cotton or cotton blend broadcloth in white or cream for “skirt”, 1 package of single fold or extra wide fold white or cream bias tape, 1 yard bone casing, 1 yard ¼” white or crème ribbon , 36” heavy duty electrical zip tie or imitation whalebone or Ridgeline
Full materials kit in white available with a preorder at $40.00
Prerequisites: Introduction to the Sewing Machine, Beginning Sewing