historicalclothing.net CHRISTINA DETTMERS - COSTUME DESIGN
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Beginners Corsetmaking Group Class

Learn the basics of corsetmaking in a 2day class and bring a friend!

You will work from an easy to use paper pattern (which you keep) and learn how to adapt it to your size. You will learn about fabrics and tools needed for corsetmaking and all the steps to produce a traditional steel boned corset.

Advanced sewing skills are required! You are welcome to bring your own sewing machine or use one of ours in the studio.

The class will be taught on two days from 10.00 am to 3.30pm, maximum number of students is 2.

Cost: 250
includes: pattern, coutil, eyelets, boning and busk for one corset
You need to supply: thread and any trims (lace, beads etc), your sewing kit
Refreshments are also included!

Please note: whether or not you finish your corset in class depends on your personal skills and learning speed. We aim for you to leave class with a finished half and enough knowledge to finish the other half at home without help.

To book your place: please email us to arrange dates, then submit payment via Paypal.
Not sure about your own skill level? Please take our SELF ASSESSMENT test here!
Basic Sewing Skills 6 weeks

This course is suitable for complete beginners or those with little experience of making garments.
In six weekly 2-hour-lessons you will learn how to sew a basic skirt.
Fabrics for your project will be discussed in your first week. Cotton fabrics will be provided for you to practice on.

Class contents:
- Learning how to use your sewing machine
- choosing materials
- working from a pattern
- cutting fabric with the grain
- inserting zippers and closures
- various sewing and finishing techniques

You will need your own sewing machine to finish assigments at home, but you are welcome to use one of ours in the studio.

Class times are flexible, please email to discuss! Maximum number of students is 2.

Cost: 250
includes: cotton fabric for making toiles, pattern making paper, drinks

You need to supply: fashion fabric, zipper and thread.
Individual Dressmaking lessons

We can also provide individual one-hour-lessons, suitable for all levels.
Every topic of your choice can be worked on.
Please email to discuss!

Cost: 20 per hour
Additional day of corsetmaking tuition

We feel that our beginners corsetmaking class is suitable for people with basic sewing skills. However, if you are not a frequent seamstress or somehow involved in garment making, you might wish to book an additional day of corsetmaking tuition.
This class can be arranged at a time most convenient to you and runs for another 4 hours.
Cost: 70
Beginners Corsetmaking 1-to-1 Class

The same as above but this will be a private class just for you!
The class will be taught on two days from 10.00 am to 3.30pm.

Cost: 280
includes: pattern, coutil, eyelets, boning and busk for one corset
You need to supply: thread and any trims (lace, beads etc) , your sewing kit
Refreshments are also included!
Not sure about your own skill level? Please take our SELF ASSESSMENT test here!
Christina Dettmers Historical Clothing has a range of sewing classes to offer and is able to tailor a special class just for you!
You will learn highly specialized skills in the relaxed environment of our own studio, using professional equipment and tools.
All classes take place in our West London studio (W5).
Please note: if you are highly allergic to cats we cannot work with you as our cats will be around the studio.
NEW: Beginners Corsetmaking 6 weeks 1-to-1 EVENING Class

Same class contents as above, but taught in 6 weekly two-hour sessions in the evening!
You will be able to make your first corset in a 1-to-1 class at our studio in weekly 2 hour lessons from 7pm to 9pm.

Cost: 300
includes: pattern, coutil, eyelets, boning and busk for one corset
You need to supply: thread and any trims (lace, beads etc) and optional fashion fabric for the outer layer.
Not sure about your own skill level? Please take our SELF ASSESSMENT test here!




These course offers are only a small taste of what we can do. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and we will be happy to tailor a class just for you!
We can also arrange workshops for you and your friends in a location of your choice! Just ask!
Gift Vouchers are available!