Corset Making Course

Last month I spent a lovely weekend in Oxford learning to make corsets. The course was put on by Julia over at Sew Curvy. We were making an underbust corset.

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As an added bonus, the BBC was there filming for their local news, so I got asked a question! Sadly, I can’t find the video, but I took pictures of them setting up:

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It was a pretty intense couple of days of sewing, but I had so much fun! Julia was a great teacher and all the ladies there were super enthusiastic. I very nearly finished mine. I have to finish the binding, but here’s how it looked:

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Everyday Julia would provide a really nice lunch for us, and one of the days the weather was actually nice and we got to eat outside:

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If you’re ever in the UK and interested in corsets, I highly recommend going! I’d like to go back and do the pattern designing one.

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Written by Pilbeam