Sewing - Fashion Corset Making

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$399 Limited GST free / $199.50 / $319.20 / $359.10
Sewing - Fashion Corset Making

<p>Learn to create what is probably the most controversial garment in the history of fashion – the corset. </p><p>Starting with your basic machine sewing knowledge the course will lead you through the

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Course description

Learn to create what is probably the most controversial garment in the history of fashion – the corset.

Starting with your basic machine sewing knowledge the course will lead you through the basic steps in creating a fashion satin corset including taking measurements, pattern alteration, fitting and finishing off your individually tailored and boned bodice to wear. Learn about the garments history and be surprised at how easy and fun producing a corset is. Keep it plain to wear with jeans or add trims for an elegant evening garment.

Students need basic sewing skills and access to a sewing machine out of class times.

If you want to learn Corset Making in Sydney, then this course is for you.

Need:

  • Sewing Essentials or Sew Simple 1 or equivalent basic sewing skills

Agenda

During this course the intention is that the following topics will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given. Due to the variable nature of Adult Education classes, parts of the curriculum may be adapted to suit the needs of the class.

Students will be individually guided through the practical sewing, alteration and finishing skills involved in creating the corset which includes inserting boning and eyelets. Instruction notes are provided at the beginning of each session and students are directed to historical sources in order to gain an interest and knowledge of the history of the corset.

Session One:

  • Taking correct body measurements
  • Choosing a corset style from a basic block pattern and modifying this to fit with individual body measurements
  • Discussion of materials such as suitable fabrics, linings, trims and boning which students will need to purchase for the second session, and suppliers of these materials

Session Two:

  • Create a calico toile to form the basis of the corset from the blocks altered in Session One
  • In pairs, students try and fit the corset and are supervised through a fitting
  • All fittings will be discussed by the class at large to demonstrate how common problems can be solved to develop understanding of a good corset fit
  • Students will then transfer their adjustments to their paper pattern in order to cut their fabric and lining of choice

Session Three:

  • Continue with project
  • Demonstration and application of trimmings and finishing the corset including eyelets

Sessions Four and Five and Six:

  • Continue with project

Objectives

The intended Learning Outcomes for this course are as follows.

By the end of the course, students will have:

  • Created an individually tailored corset
  • Learned how to take correct body measurements
  • Learned how to select and modify existing block patterns to individual measurements
  • Gained an awareness of appropriate tools and materials as well as where to get them
  • Gained a historical awareness of corsets and their use in contemporary fashion

Other Information

Please bring:

  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Tailors chalk
  • Pins
  • Safety pins
  • Assorted hand sewing needles
  • Assorted machine needles
  • Pens/pencils (2B pencil)
  • Notebook
  • 1m of calico
  • *2 x Singer bobbins

If you wish to use the College machines, please buy only a SINGER bobbin.

Please wear closed in shoes.

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