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18th century Corsetmaking



NEXT DATE: from October 6th, 2024

Half Boned Stays - 18th century corsetmaking

Stays are the foundation garment of 18th century fashion.

Learn how to make your own 18th century corset (= stays) in this 3 week course!

Perfect for your period costume project or create a stunning cosplay or show piece! The techniques you learn in this class can be easily adapted to your requirements.

You will work from an easy to use paper pattern and each week I will walk you step by step through the process.

You will learn about fabrics and tools needed for corsetmaking and all the steps to produce your own set of stays:

- how to choose the right size

- create a mockup

- make adjustments to the paper pattern

- cut your fabrics

- make up and finish your stays



The class will be taught LIVE in three weekly two-hours lessons (=6 hours), where I will demonstrate in real time everything you need to know!

You will receive an assignment at the end of each class to prepare over the week.

You will of course have the opportunity to ask questions during class, which I will answer live, plus each course member gets 30 minutes 1-on-1 support from me in a Skype session!


You will be required to purchase your materials and pattern separately, however I have a special package deal from for you, which includes everything!

If you want to provide your own materials instead of the recommended package that is also possible.


Your multi-sized PDF pattern is included in the class price and will be emailed to you after booking.

Sizes included in the pattern: EU 34-52 (= Bust: 84-128 cm =33 1/2-51″, Waist 66-110 cm = 26 1/2-44″)


Please note this class is not suitable for you if you are totally new to sewing, as advanced sewing skills are required!

Places are strictly limited to ensure best personal support.

A recording will be available after each lesson to review course contents, or for those who couldn't attend live.

Class will be taught in English.

The course will be live on ZOOM. The required software is available to download free at

Buy your material package HERE!

You will receive the full list of required materials plus links to UK and US based suppliers emailed to you when you book the class!



6th October 2024, 1pm UK time

13th October 2024, 1pm UK time

20th October 2024, 1pm UK time

Cost: £299

Please note: this purchase is non-refundable.

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