"Half Boned Stays - 18th century corsetmaking"


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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 separately, however I have a special package deal from for you!

If you want to provide your own materials instead of the recommended package please let me know and I will send you a material list. Your multi-sized PDF pattern is included in the class price and will be available for download immediately after purchase!


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 is not a beginners class, advanced sewing skills are required!

Places are strictly limited to ensure best personal support.


Buy your material package HERE!


or alternatively contact me for a full list of required materials plus links to UK (or US) based suppliers!



Saturday March 13th, 2pm UK time

March 20th, 2pm

March 27th, 2pm

additional dates by request.


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.

ONLINE COURSE: Half Boned Stays

  • Your purchase includes a downloadable zip file with the multi-sized pattern and instruction manual in english and german. The pattern consists of 23 pages (if printing all sizes) to print at home, sizes are marked in different colours. You will receive a full instruction manual in English and German language!

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