Corsetry Workshops

Learn how to make beautiful bespoke corsets and 18th century stays in the comfort of my Edinburgh studio


The Corset

Time: 2 Days : 11am – 5pm (5 ½ hrs)
The corset is a wonderful garment to wear giving you a fabulous hour-glass shape and can take inches off your waist! Originally designed and worn by the Victorians as underwear, this garment has come right up to date and is now worn as outerwear.

On this two-day workshop you will work with a Victorian corset pattern c1890. 

We will look at construction, boning techniques & inserting a busk.

From a toile altered to fit, through to your finished corset.

NB. You will have the opportunity to cover your corset in a fabric of your choice if you so wish. Silk dupion type fabrics are ideal. You may bring your own fabric or purchase from me on the day.

Material Costs: Approx £30.00, plus top fabrics and interfacing.

Recommended Abilities: Must have confident sewing skills, able to work reasonably quickly and accurately

Course Fee: £170
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18th Century Stays

Time: 2 Days : 11am – 5pm (5 ½ hrs)
During the 18th century the garment we now call a corset was called a stay.

On this 2 day workshop you will make a stay based on an authentic pattern, but using updated techniques. The bodice produced is a fabulous shape with a deep pointed front panel, shoulder straps and low neckline with back lacing.

Material Costs: Approx £25.00, plus 1m of suitable fabric to cover the stay i.e. dupion.

Recommended Abilities: Must have confident sewing skills, able to work reasonably quickly and accurately

Course Fee: £170
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