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Sewing - Make a Corset - Online Live

Day of week:
Delivered online
Level 1
19:30 - 21:30
10 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 40 25* to put your name on a waiting list and register your interest. We will then contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.

Make a corset fitted to your measurements using the Simplicity 1183 pattern. Perfect for fashion wear, Cosplay and historical re-enactment. Sew along with our experienced tutor who has worked on costumes for period dramas such as Downton Abbey, so knows a thing or two about corsets!

By the end of the course you will be able to -
Adjust the fit of a corset pattern
Demonstrate how to insert boning
Explain how to apply a busk
Demonstrate how to insert grommets
Work to relevant health and safety guidelines

How will I be taught?

This course will be delivered online. Students will join the class from home and be able to exchange and in interact with other learners as they would in the classroom (speaking, listening, writing in the chat box). This measure is dictated by circumstances.

Craft courses provide an opportunity for students to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a chosen craft to a higher level. Students will also be expected to research and respond to the design aspects of craft. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques.

It is important to note that craft courses are practical requiring a degree of manual dexterity and students will need to participate fully to get the most out of the course.

Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.
At the start of the course you will work with your tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set out what you want to achieve by the end of the course. You will both monitor and assess your progress throughout the course to ensure your learning needs are being met. There are no formal exams or tests to complete on this course.

What do I need to have with me?

You will need:
- Simplicity pattern no.1183
- Fabric and notions for view A as listed on the pattern. You may chose to use a plain cotton/old sheet to construct a toile before making in your chosen fabric.
-A pen, pencil, rubber and notebook
-Scissors, pins and tape measure
- A sewing machine.

What can I do next?

You could take further craft sewing, dressmaking or soft furnishing courses to develop your sewing skills. You could try a pattern drafting course. Your tutor will be able to advise you on the appropriate next steps.

What do I need to join the course

Some previous clothesmaking sewing experience is neccesssary to ensure a full understanding of the process.

You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code DAR/88509/J/NC.