Corset Making Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

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Learn to make an underbust corset with Catherine Irving of Crystal Pegasus Costumes.

In this three-day workshop, you will learn to fit and sew a single layer underbust corset. The corsets will be made from luxurious Spot Broche Coutil (a fabric designed for corsetry), and include a split busk at the centre front, back lacing, flat steel bones at the front and back, and spiral steel or synthetic whalebone bones at the sides (as per student preferences).

At the end of the workshop, you will take home a custom fitted corset and a pattern adjusted to your measurements.

Held at Ballarat’s Australian Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades, a world-class facility dedicated to learning and preserving Australia’s rare arts and trades through a series of workshops, masterclasses, events, and residencies.

Content: Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades

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  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

31 May

8:30am - 5:00pm

Centre for Rare Arts & Forgotten Trades

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat VIC 3350

$1195.00 per person


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