Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 10:00a -
Sunday, Mar 15, 2020 3:00p
2 Sewall Ave
Brookline, ma 02446
By the end of the class, students will be able to draft a custom, late 1880s corset pattern and refine their pattern through making and fitting a mock-up.
Many costumers are intimidated by pattern drafting and fitting, especially when it comes to corsets, which require precision to achieve the period-correct shaping and a comfortable fit. This class will take the mystery out of crafting a perfectly fitted, historically accurate, 1880s corset pattern from the ground up. In this two-day course, you will learn to draft a custom 1880s corset pattern from your own measurements and construct a mock-up of your corset pattern to further refine its shape and fit. You will also learn basic construction techniques unique to Victorian corsetry, such as busk insertion and shaping synthetic baleen bones. You will come away from the class with a glove-fitting bespoke pattern that can be used to create stunning corsets for the late Victorian period.
No prior experience making corsets is required to take this course, but intermediate machine sewing and garment construction knowledge are necessary.