Corset classes in Melbourne!

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Super exciting news!

I’m going to be in Melbourne (for the first time ever) the first week of April, and…

(super, super exciting news)

I’ll be teaching a corset making workshop at Melbourne’s fabulous craft lounge, Thread Den  on Friday the 6th of April!

How exciting is that!  (Especially if you are in Melbourne).

It’s an all-day workshop, so we’ll have plenty of time for each student to make an entire corset, learn some corset history, work through all the techniques, discuss the different materials available, look at some of my corsets, get to know each other, and generally have a fabulous time.

The workshop will be based around this corset:

It’s a simple, flattering underbust  corset that can easily be fitted to a huge range of shapes, and that can be adapted to a lot of styles.  Once you have mastered this corset it is easy to add cording, piping, quilting, and to use all the same techniques to make an overbust corset.

To read more about the course, check out Thread Den’s class description, and then rush over and book it.

The price is Au$200 – $175 for the workshop, + $25 for the materials kit (your pattern, busk, boning, grommets and lacing).  This is a really fabulous deal for a full day workshop, and for all the materials.

Spaces are very limited – only 9 students – because I want to make sure that I can give each of you lots of personal attention so that you go away from this feeling very confident about making lots and lots of your own corsets.  This does mean that its very important that you book right away, before  the class fills up.

I’m really thrilled about doing this: I love teaching, Thread Den is such a fabulous space (I follow their blog over the internet and drool), and corset making is so fun!

Will I be seeing you there?  Hope so!

(random corset goodness. The Cymbidium Orchid corset)


  1. Laura says

    Make an entire corset in a full day class? Oh my, I usually spend a total of about 20 hours of work on a corset, though granted that’s an overbust and includes measuring and drafting. I still feel like it would take me more than 8 of flat-out doing without even listening to instruction time to make an underbust. Now I wish I could take a good class to see what I’m doing wrong that takes all that time. 😮

  2. Stella says

    Awesome! I’m a bit amazed you plan to get through a whole corset in one day too though. Especially with beginners. I couldn’t get through one in a day and I’m reasonably experienced.

  3. Lynne says

    That is great news! The course sounds wonderful – I’m sure there will be lots of good seamstresses in Melbourne who will be delighted to make their first corset.

    I have to say that the Cymbidium Orchid corset is so beautiful it makes me feel happy all over!

  4. Making my own corset is something I really want to try one day….especially since I wear them daily for my back problem. It would be nice to have a good stash of them to pick from. I wish you were doing the class in Canada!

  5. YAY! I am so glad my boyfriend sent me the Thread Den link to this course…and then I saw your post…So now I’m all booked in. Very excited!

    • Yay! So fantastic! I’ve heard about a few more bookings too, so I’m really started to get excited about it. Can’t wait to meet you in person!

  6. Congratulations! What a cool class. 🙂 And your corsets look gooooorgeous. I’m so excited for you!

  7. Enjoy it! That’s all I can say. 🙂 If you feel sorry when I post about Czech films you will never be able to see – well, that’s how I feel every time you post about one of your fabulous events! Especially how I felt about the Dr. Sketchy event, because that combined several things I love…
    So, yes. Enjoy it, and let us less fortunate Northern Hemispherans know what it was like, please!

    • Thank you! I’m tickled to know another person wishes they could be there. I must say that most of the Northern Hemisphere has an abundance of events compared to the Antipodes.

      • I suppose it does, but it’s a bit scarce in the Czech Republic, as far as I know – I mean, there’s a lot of medieval events, and some from other periods as well, but there is not such a strong costuming culture for all the periods, especially not 19th century.
        But maybe it’ll gradually get better.

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