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Bustier Workshop

Tuesdays 5-6:30pm PST

  • Ended
  • 250 US dollars
  • Zoom

Service Description

This is a fun and informative workshop! We will use coutil, spiral boning, and fashion fabric to create this uniquely feminine garment that flatters all figures and ages. The bustier can be worn alone, under a jacket, or over a tee. It can dress up (silk, satin, velvet) or down (denim, tweed, suede). We will apply bones to counteract gravity and prevent wardrobe malfunctions. Have you ever wondered what supports all those gowns parading down the red carpet? As an alternative, the lighter version (corselet) functions as a boned facing to support the strapless gown along with the figure of the wearer. Students may draft their own patterns or use a commercial pattern. There are many, and I am listing just a few options. Most of these are on Etsy: SandraVeeCosplay Strapless Bustier PDF Cloudberry Sewing Shop New Look 6026 WhiletheCatNaps McCall’s 5321 Vogue 9588 Vintage Sewing McCall’s 4109 Simplicity 8624 Butterick 6151 Week 1: October 21 Introduction to class and supplies Style lines/fabrics Preparation of pattern Muslin test garment Week 2: October 28 Muslin test garment fittings Adjustments to working pattern/add length to test garment Week 3: November 4 Construction of inner layer Coutil with lining/stay-stitch/tape upper front Week 4: November 11 Fitting the coutil inner layer Bone channel placement Waist stay/buttonholes Zipper application Week 5: November 18 Construction of outer layer Underlining Easing/reducing bulk Week 6: December 2 Attaching the two layers Added options; piping/beading/ruffles/trims Week 7: December 9 Finishing Techniques Stay closure/zipper/clean finish/binding Week 8: December 16 Virtual Fashion Show Review

• Full Refunds with email notice 15 days prior to the start of a class • No refunds within 14 days of the start date of a class

Bookings close 1 day before the session starts. Cancellation Policy: • Full Refunds with email notice 10 days prior to the start of a class • No refunds within 10 days of the start date of a class

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