Workshop: Victorian Corsets
June 6, 2015 10:00 am-June 7, 2015 4:00 pm
Join Lisa Keating, bespoke bridal wear designer, and learn to design, cut and make a fully fitted, steel-boned Victorian corset. Based on historic patterns, these beautiful corsets can be worn as outer or under garments.
Lisa has been designing and making wedding gowns and corsets for over 29 years, specialising in bespoke creations and exclusive collections. Read about her work here.
Tools and materials:
80cm fabric (avoid stretch fabrics and velvet), 60 cm of contrast (optional— used to create a contrast within the corset)
Needles and pins, thread to match fabrics selected, set square or ruler, pencils/tailors chalk
Sewing machine with zipper foot.
All other tools, components, and patterns provided.
£150 (£135 Museum members) for both days, plus £50 materials fee to be paid on the day. To register, phone 01225 820866 or use our contact form.
All participants must register to take part in courses, workshops, talks, and some children’s workshops.
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