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Corsetmaking II: The Overbust Corset

August 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, happening 6 times

$22 – $180

Friday evenings 19, 26 August, & 2, 9, 16 & 23 September (6 sessions)  6 – 8:30pm.

Early booking discount (paid before 22 July):
$180 + $95 kit fee = $275 total

Regular (paid after 22 July): $190 + $115 kit fee = $305 total

Midnight in the Garden corset

Fresh from a workshop with renown corsetier Luca Castigliolo, our resident sewing teacher & costume historian Leimomi will teach you how to make your own corset, using a combination of period and modern techniques to achieve the perfect fit and a customised look.

Midnight in the Garden corset

The class will work your through the options in choose corset materials, the basics of corsetmaking, as well as advanced fitting and construction techniques, and how to alter the design to your own taste.

Midnight in the Garden corset

Students will be making up a princess-seamed corset pattern based on 1890s designs and will also learn what construction techniques to use with other styles and types of corsets.

Corset 2

Students will adapt the 1890s based pattern to their own fit and taste, and will learn the four main options for creating strength and fit through different methods of seaming and boning channels.  Finally they will incorporating decorative features such as lace and flossing to further personalising the corset.


This is an extremely advanced class, for sewers with a high degree of experience in handling fabric, patterns, and stitching, and prior experience in corsetmaking.  Students should plan on doing approximately 2 hours of sewing outside of class each week.  Priority will be given to students who have taken an Intro to Corsetmaking course through Made Marion.

Spaces in this class are very limited.

Materials: Students will need to supply the fabric, thread, and decorative elements for their corset (suggestions for suitable fabric will be provided).  The kit fee includes all the specialist corset findings (busks, bones, grommets, aiglets etc.)

Early booking discount (paid before 22 July):
 $180 + $95 kit fee = $275 total

Regular (paid after 22 July): $190 + $115 kit fee = $305 total

To register for this class, please e-mail Leimomi with your name, a contact number, and the class you would like to be in.



August 19, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$22 – $180
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