Learn The Art of Corsetry
Learn corset making from an experienced corsetière
Three Day Course 9am - 5pm
Dates: 10th-12th September 2021
Cost: £300 for the course, all materials included
Skill level required: You will need to be confident on a sewing machine and familiar with following a pattern. Previous corsetry experience is not required.
Location: Moody Corsetry Studio, Salfords, Surrey
Number of places available: 2
On this course each student will create a well fitting modern corset – this will be a single layer corset in corsetry fabrics with internal bone channels, front busk, and lacing to the back. You can choose to make an underbust or overbust corset.
Skill areas covered:
Understanding a corset pattern and its markings
Using a toile (mock-up) to perfect fit
Cutting out fabric and corset seaming techniques
Inserting a split busk
Hand tacking and machine stitching applied bone channels
Using spiral steels, flat steels and synthetic whalebone to their best effect
Inserting two-part eyelets
Lacing your corset
Finishing and binding your corset
You will have a choice of which corsetry fabrics you use and colour of busk and eyelets. Your corset pattern will be drafted to your unique set of measurements, and you can keep this pattern.
Your course fee includes all the materials you require to make your corset.
Calico for the toile
Coutil or broche corsetry fabric and satin binding
Steel bones or synthetic whalebone
Two part metal eyelets
Cotton Corset laces
Grossgrain and boning tape
Once you have booked onto the course we will provide you with images of the corsetry fabrics for you to choose from.
You have the option to bring your own sewing machine or to borrow one of our collection of vintage sewing machines. These vintage machines are often used by corset makers for their strength and durability.
If you chose to bring your own machine please ensure you are familiar with it (can thread it, change a presser foot or needle etc), and please also bring with you spare needles to fit your machine.
All other equipment will be provided.
The course will be held at Moody Corsetry Studio, a dedicated sewing space alongside the Moody family home. The studio is in Salfords, Surrey - a 2 minute walk from Salfords train station (just 40 minutes from London Bridge), and just 5 miles from Gatwick Airport. There is ample, free on-street parking.
For any student wishing to attend from further afield we are also within a short walk from the Premier Inn hotel for overnight accommodation.
Tea, Coffee, soft drinks, and biscuits etc will be provided. We ask students to bring along a packed lunch.