Corsets (Clothing Construction 301)

** Note: this event will be held in person at the makerspace. Read our Covid-19 requirements for attendees here.

Are you in to Steampunk? Cosplay? Music festivals? If so, you’ve probably noticed that corsets are a popular garment! This sewing course will teach you how to create and fit your own corset! People of ALL sizes and genders are welcome! This is a 2-part intensive sewing class from 10 am – 6 pm on Saturday June 24th and 10 am – 6 pm on Sunday June 25th.  There will be a break for lunch; feel free to bring something (a fridge and microwave are available) or get something delivered!

This course is for intermediate sewers who have completed at least two sewing projects using woven materials. If you completed a previous clothing construction course at Seattle Makers or have experience elsewhere, you are welcome to join. The instructor will reach out to ensure you have the necessary background before the class starts. 

You will be able to chose from Simplicity 1183 or Butterick B5935. One day 1 we will cut out the pattern, create and fit a toile, and ideally cut out the final fabric. The second day will be for construction and finishing. You will learn how to make a corset from start to finish: deciphering the pattern, cutting the pattern to fit you, and finally garment construction. The skills you will learn along the way are dependent on your pattern selection, but will include working with boning, lining, rivets, and more! 

What you get to take home:  Your custom made garment!

Whom it’s for: Anyone aged 15+ (youth 15-16 must have a guardian present).

What we’ll provide: Sewing machines, pins, scissors, iron, ironing board.

What to bring: Enough pre-washed fabric for your chosen pattern, matching thread, required notions.

Instructor: Olivia Lenz – check out her previous work here!

OPTIONAL TRIP TO THE FABRIC STORE: If you do not feel comfortable sourcing all the materials on your own, there will be an optional trip to the Ballard JOANN Fabrics with Olivia on Monday June 19th at 6 pm. We will measure ourselves, and source fabric and notions. Please sign up for this trip here: Fabric Sourcing Trip.

Please sign up at least 3 days  in advance. To check availability within 3 days of this event’s start time, call 833-2-MAKE-IT.

June 24, 2023 10:00 AM - June 25, 2023 6:00 PM
Seattle Makers
833-2-MAKE-IT (833-262-53
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