19th Century Corset Workshop Saturday 15th, 22nd & 29th September – 10am-4:30pm

19th Century Corset Workshop Saturday 15th, 22nd & 29th September – 10am-4:30pm


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19th Century Corset Workshop – Saturday 15th, 22nd, 29th September – 10am-4:30pm

Over 3 Saturday sessions (a total of 16.5 hours plus 1 hour lunch break per session) this 19th Century Corset Workshop will teach the cutting, construction and fitting of a 19th century corset. Focussing on an original black and yellow flossed corset from 1890-1900, SE23 corset maker and fashion designer Katharine Harrison will guide you though the basics of pattern manipulation and alteration through to design details, construction and embellishment. You will take home your finished corset, toile and pattern for future corsets!

All materials are provided except for the outer fabric and lining, a 25% discount is offered to students who wish to buy the fabric from Stag & Bow.

About the tutor:

Katharine is a fashion designer & dressmaker based in Forest Hill. Working on a bespoke and made-to-measure basis, Katharine produces garments for her own fashion label, as well as individual commissions for Film, Events, Editorial and performance.

Trained in Fashion Design at the University of Brighton and as a pre-apprentice in Bespoke Tailoring with Savile Row, Katharine worked and trained under fashion labels such as Anderson and Sheppard, Marchesa and Katharine Hamnett before side-stepping into corset making with period costume makers and film studios Sands Films in Rotherhithe. Here she worked most recently on a corset for Carey Mulligan in ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ which provides some inspiration for the featured corset on this course. Other films include Bright Star, Annonymous and The Young Victoria where she has made corsets, mens tailoring and accessories. Katharine also teaches pattern cutting and garment construction at Middlesex University on the fashion and textiles design course.
With a playful approach to design, Katharine enjoys the fun of the stage and the poetry of the film set. Inspired by period patterns and design details alongside traditional tailoring and dressmaking techniques, Katharine produces cinematic and joyful pieces that bring both laughter and style to your wardrobe.

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