You will learn how to make a Victorian corset designed to be worn under an 1850-1900’s ensemble or on the outside (Steam Punk style) complete with a front busk closure, boning channels with spiral steel bones or industrial zip ties (the closest thing we have to whalebone today) and a back lacing closure with grommets. You corset kit included in the workshop includes everything you need to complete your corset in white coutil.
Class time: 2 sessions, 7 hours each day (with an hour for lunch) for a total of 14 hours
Maximum class size: 8 people
Supplies needed: A basic sewing kit of shears, seam ripper, pins and chalk. Please plan on either bringing a sack lunch or eating at one of Fullerton’s many restaurants.
All materials provided. We will need bust, under bust, waist and hip measurements along with modern bra size a week before the class so that a mockup can be ready for you.
Prerequisites: Introduction to the Sewing Machine, Beginning Sewing