Corsetry Improvers ~ Summer Term 2014

C2333320
This course is perfect for those with good sewing skills and who have already made a simple corset in the past. It is an opportunity to develop more advanced corsetry techniques and develop their design skills. Corsetry techniques can be easily transferred into lingerie and dressmaking designs and this course will increase your sewing skill base.

Essential materials: Sewing kit, awl, eyelet punch, pattern paper, bias binder maker, fabric and notions for corset project (discussed individually with each student)

Tutor: Hannah Wroe
Venue: The Sherwood Cookery Workshop,621 Mansfield Road,NG5 2FX
Dates: 10th June – 29th July 2014
Time:  (Tue 6pm-9.30pm  & Sun 9.30am -5pm )
Duration: 11 Sessions
FEE: £157.50 Concessions £141.75) Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low-income

Course aims: 

To develop students corset making skills and for each student to design, make and fit their own corset.

Course description:
(This is displayed on the WEA website.)Summarise the course and its content in 40 words or fewer.

This course is perfect for those with good sewing skills and who have already made a simple corset in the past. It is an opportunity to develop more advanced corsetry techniques and develop their design skills. Corsetry techniques can be easily transferred into lingerie and dressmaking designs and this course will increase your sewing skill base.
Any prior knowledge or entry requirements? 

Some basic knowledge of corsetry preferable and good sewing machine skills
Course content: what topics will the course cover?

How to develop designs for corsetry

How to alter patterns to fit

Construction skills such as – sewing in a busk, adding grommets, making casings and how to lace a corset.

Decorative techniques such as – lace application, beading, cording and quilting techniques

Teaching,  learning and assessment methods:
Demonstration
Discussion
Project work
Question and answer
Practical work
How will I receive feedback on my learning progress and achievement?

We will regularly discuss your progress and highlight areas for development and how you can achieve the course aims set out at the beginning of the course

 

Learning outcomes:
these are the intended outcomes and may be revised in discussion with the class. Students are encouraged to think about and identify their own individual outcomes.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:
1.To learn to make develop a corset design
2.To learn to make a corset to fit
3.To learn a variety of embellishment techniques such as lace application, beading, cording and quilting techniques
4.To learn a variety of corset construction techniques such as sew in a busk, add grommets, making casings and lacing.
5.Reading and information sources: Is any reading/preparation essential or desirable?

 

Handouts will be provided in class.

 

Sound interesting?
Please contact:  ckeep@wea.org.uk

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