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  • Aeryn Underbust Corset Pattern

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    The Vanyanís Aeryn underbust pattern is a comfortable and shapely corset pattern. Initially developed for Vanyanís Beginner's Corsetry Course, this pattern has fast become popular and has proven to be a huge success with all who've tried it. It has a curvy silhouette with a lovely sweetheart shape at the upper back. The back panels have been drafted to create a smooth silhouette and eliminate any "back fat" or "overspill". This pattern creates a beautiful corset with a dramatic shape.

    The corset pattern has six panels (per side) and is patterned to lace up closed on the wearers body (if you prefer a 2" lacing gap, simply select one size smaller). The pattern has been created to be as user friendly as possible. Seam allowances are clearly marked on all panels as well as a helpful letter system across of the top of the panel pieces (to help you sew the panels together correctly). We recommend sewing a toile (mock-up) to check and adjust the fit, before commencing your final project.

    Available in corset sizes 18" to 44" it can fit natural waists of 20" to 50". To work out which size you'll need, please refer to the size chart located in the tabs below. This pattern is sold in "packs" of three sizes and comes with corset lacing instructions. Sewing instructions are not included. Royal Black has an excellent sew-a-long on her Patreon, where she's used this pattern for the instructions. This pattern is licensed for personal use only (please refer to the tabs below for full terms of use).

    Once purchased, the pattern pack will be immediately emailed to you as a PDF in both A3 and A4 formats, so you can print it out and get started with your corset straight away. (The A4 version will need to be taped together after printing). Tip: make sure you print the file at "100%", not "shrink to fit". There is a printed scale measurement on each page so you can check that it has printed correctly.

    The files will be sent from sales@vanyanis.com so make sure you add this email to your address book so your patterns don't end up in the 'spam' folder!

    Please use #VanyanisAerynCorsetPattern when posting your projects on Instagram, as we'd love to see your creations!

    $ 24
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    Wellington Corset Pattern Drafting Part 1: June 28th & July 5th, 2020

    Book your place in this Corset Pattern Drafting Class (Part One) and learn how to draft your own underbust corset patterns, completely from scratch! Even if you have no previous experience with drafting patterns, you can learn how to make underbust corset patterns using the unique Vanyanís method. The process is broken into easy-to-understand steps, giving you the knowledge to make a pattern from anyone's measurements.

    The focus of this class is to learn how to create your own corset patterns from measurements, and fit them perfectly. You will learn how to take accurate measurements for corsetry and then using those measurements draft a six panel underbust pattern. During the class you will learn how to make a corset toile (mock-up) to test your pattern. We'll share all our best tips, tricks and secrets with you and about corset fit and how and where to apply changes to your toile. After the fitting, you'll learn how to accurately transfer those changes to your pattern.

    At the end of this pattern drafting course you'll have a personalised underbust corset pattern to keep and the knowledge of how to fit and draft more independently.

    You'll gain the confidence, knowledge and inspiration to build on your success and make more patterns on your own. Receive expert guidance from an industry professional in a fun, warm environment. All shapes, sizes and ages welcome!

    • Dates: Sunday's 28th June & 5th July 2020 (2 days)
    • Times: 10am - 5pm each day (14 hours of class)
    • Location: Nancy's Stitch Studio, 261 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    • Price includes: all materials required to draft and fit your pattern
    • Refreshments included: tea, coffee and biscuits
    • No prior experience required! This class is suitable for complete beginners or those with previous pattern drafting experience
    • Small class size: 4-6 attendees
    • Payment in full must be received prior to course commencement
    • Students will receive a class handout with pattern drafting instructions to take home as well as a blank copy of the Vanyanís measurement chart for future use.
    • For information about class bookings and Covid-19, click here.
    $ 595
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    Wellington Corset Pattern Drafting Part 2: 12th & 19th July, 2020

    Building on your pattern drafting knowledge you gained in Part One, in Corset Pattern Drafting Part Two you will learn how to draft your own overbust corset patterns, and then develop those patterns into any style you want. The pattern drafting skills you learn in this course can be applied to bridal bodices, couture gowns and corsets.

    Fitting busts can be tricky, but they don't have to be. In this course you'll learn how to shape and support busts of all sizes. We'll share all our best tips and tricks with you so that you can create overbust patterns that fit perfectly, with a beautiful silhouette using the unique Vanyanís pattern drafting method. The process is broken into easy-to-understand steps, giving you the knowledge to make a pattern from anyone's measurements.

    The focus of this class is to learn how to create overbust corset patterns from any measurements and then fit them perfectly. During the class you will learn how to make an overbust corset toile (mock-up) to test your pattern. We'll share all our best bust fitting secrets with you and show you how and where to apply changes to your toile. After the fitting, you'll learn how to accurately transfer those changes to your pattern.

    Once your overbust pattern is adjusted, you'll then learn how to modify that pattern into any style of corset you can dream up. At the end of this pattern drafting course you'll have a personalized overbust corset pattern to keep and the confidence and knowledge of how to fit and draft more patterns independently.

    Receive expert guidance from an industry professional in a fun, warm environment. All shapes, sizes and ages welcome!

    • Dates: Sunday's 12th and 19th of July, 2020 (2 days)
    • Times: 10am - 5pm each day (14 hours of class)
    • Location: Nancy's Stitch Studio, 261 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    • Price includes: all materials required to draft and fit your overbust corset
    • Refreshments included: tea, coffee and biscuits
    • Experience: you must have previously attended Vanyanís Corset Pattern Drafting Part One or have extensive pattern drafting experience
    • Small class size: 3-6 attendees
    • Payment in full must be received prior to course commencement
    • Students will receive a class handout with pattern drafting instructions to take home as well as a blank copy of the Vanyanís measurement chart for future use.
    • For information about class bookings and Covid-19, click here.
    $ 595
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    Wellington Overbust Corsetry Course: 2, 9, 16, 30 August 2020

    Book your place in this Overbust Corsetry Course and learn how to make your own steel-boned genuine overbust corset. The focus of this class is learning how to perfect bust fit as well as a more in-depth look at refining corset fit overall. At the end of this corsetry course you'll have a custom fitted corset (made with a single layer of coutil and fully lined) and personalised Vanyanís pattern to keep. You'll gain the confidence, knowledge and inspiration to build on your success and make more corsets on your own. Receive expert guidance from an industry professional in a fun, warm environment in Wellington, New Zealand. All shapes, sizes and ages welcome!

    • Dates: Sunday's 2, 9, 16 & 30th of August 2020 (4 days)
    • Times: 10am – 5pm each day (26 hours of tuition)
    • Location: Nancy’s Stitch Studio, 261 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    • Price includes: materials and pattern required to make your overbust corset (you will need to bring your own cotton lining)
    • Refreshments included: tea, coffee and biscuits
    • Experience: you must intermediate to advanced sewing skills or have previously attended one other Vanyanís corsetry course
    • Small class size: 3-6 attendees
    • Payment in full must be received prior to course commencement
    • We will contact you closer to class commencement so you can select your coutil fabric from the available options
    • There will be some homework to complete during the weeks between class sessions.
    • Bookings close on 1-July-2020
    • For information about class bookings and Covid-19, click here.
    $ 995
  • Wellington Advanced Corsetry Course: 13, 20, 27 of September, 2020 (3 days)

    Book your place in this Advanced Corsetry Class and learn how to make your own steel-boned genuine underbust corset. The focus of this class is to learn how to work with 'fashion fabrics' as well as a more in-depth look at refining corset fit overall. At the end of this corsetry course you'll have a custom fitted corset (made with the fashion fabric of your choice) and personalised Vanyanís pattern to keep. You'll gain the confidence, knowledge and inspiration to build on your success and make more corsets in different fabrics on your own. Receive expert guidance from an industry professional in a fun, warm environment. All shapes, sizes and ages (over 18) welcome!

    • Dates: Sunday's 13th, 20th & 27th of September 2020 (3 days)
    • Times: 10am - 5pm each day (21 hours of class tuition)
    • Location: Nancy's Stitch Studio, 261 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    • Price includes: all base materials and pattern required to make your underbust corset
    • You will need to bring your own 'fashion' fabric and lining.
    • Refreshments included: tea, coffee and biscuits
    • Experience: it is preferred that you have already attended at least one other Vanyanís corsetry course, but exceptions can be made for students who already have some experience making corsets.
    • Class size: 3-6 attendees
    • There will be some homework to complete during the weeks between class sessions.
    • After booking your place we will contact you for your measurements so that we can prepare your pre-class 'kit'
    • Prior to class commencement you will need to sew your toile (mock-up) ready for fitting on the first day of class
    • Payment in full must be received prior to course commencement (payment plans available)
    • For information about class bookings and Covid-19, click here.
    $ 995
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    Wellington Mesh Corsetry Course: 18, 25, 31 October 2020 (3 days)

    Book your place in this Mesh Corsetry Class and learn how to make your own steel-boned genuine corset using corsetry mesh. Building upon the knowledge you gained in previous Vanyanís courses, you'll learn how to work with sheer corsetry mesh and make external bone casings. Corsetry mesh is different than regular corset fabrics and requires an entirely different method of construction to ensure that your corset is strong and can be tightlaced. At the end of this corsetry course you'll have a custom fitted sheer black corset and personalised pattern to keep. You'll gain the confidence, knowledge and inspiration to build on your success and make more mesh corsets on your own. Receive expert guidance from an industry professional in a fun, warm environment. All shapes, sizes and ages (over 18) are welcome!

    • Dates: Sunday's 18th & 25th and Saturday 31st October 2020 (3 days)
    • Times: 10am - 5pm each day (21 hours of class)
    • Location: Nancy's Stitch Studio, 261 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    • Price includes: all materials required to draft and fit your pattern
    • Refreshments included: tea, coffee and biscuits
    • Experience: you must already have attended at least one other Vanyanís corsetry class
    • Small class size: 4-6 attendees
    • Payment in full must be received prior to course commencement
    • Prior to class commencement we will contact you for your measurements
    • For information about class bookings and Covid-19, click here.
    $ 895
  • Wellington Beginner’s Corsetry Course: 7, 14 & 21 of November 2020

    Book your place in this Beginner's Corsetry Class and learn how to make your own steel-boned genuine underbust corset. At the end of this corsetry course you'll have a custom fitted black corset and personalised Vanyanís pattern to keep. You'll gain the confidence, knowledge and inspiration to build on your success and make more corsets on your own. Receive expert guidance from an industry professional in a fun, warm environment. All shapes, sizes and ages (over 18) welcome!
    • Dates: Saturday's 7th, 14th & 21st of November 2020 (3 days)
    • Times: 10am - 5pm each day (21 hours of class tuition)
    • Location: Nancy's Stitch Studio, 261 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    • Price includes: all materials and pattern required to make your underbust corset
    • Refreshments included: tea, coffee and biscuits
    • Experience: you must already know how to sew and use a sewing machine (read more)
    • Class size: 3-6 attendees
    • There will be some homework to complete during the weeks between class sessions.
    • Payment in full must be received prior to course commencement (payment plans available)
    • Prior to class commencement we will contact you for your measurements
    • For information about class bookings and Covid-19, click here.
    IMPORTANT: For all course details, student requirements and skill level, a list of what to bring and what to wear, please click here.
    $ 795
  • Tiny Gold Embroidery Scissors

    Tiny Gold Embroidery Scissors

    At Vanyanís we do a lot of very delicate sewing and for particularly fiddly projects that requires very sharp, tiny scissors. We love these gold embroidery scissors for cutting out lace appliqué, trimming threads and all sorts of fine sewing work. They are lightweight, have a sharp fine point and are the perfect compact size for controlled and precise cutting of detailed work. They are made from stainless steel.

    Scissors measure 60mm / 2½" Blade measures 19mm / ¾" Brand: Triumph Made in China.

    At Vanyanís we only stock sewing supplies that we use in our atelier and can personally recommend.
    $ 9
  • Black and Gold Ornate Embroidery Scissors

    Ornate Embroidery Scissors

    Who doesn't love ornate embroidery scissors?! As you may have worked out by now, at Vanyanís we are slightly obsessed with all things black and gold, so when a student bought her embroidery scissors to class we had to find out where she got them from so we could have a pair of our own.... and then other students started asking and the next thing we knew we had to get them in due to overwhelming demand! These embroidery scissors are perfect for cutting out lace appliqué, trimming threads and all sorts of fine sewing work. They have a super fine tip and are an excellent sturdy little pair of scissors.

    Scissors measure 110mm / 4¼" Blade measures 33mm / 1 ¼" Brand: Xlassé Made in China.

    At Vanyanís we only stock sewing supplies that we use in our atelier and can personally recommend.
    $ 21
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    Clover Open Sided Adjustable Thimble

    Clover Open Sided Adjustable Thimble

    We discovered these amazing thimbles a few years ago and now can't manage any hand sewing without them!  In our opinion, these Clover Open Sided Adjustable Thimbles are an essential tool for your hand sewing. Because they are open sided, they allow your finger to "breathe" (it's so annoying when your fingers get 'clammy' whilst hand sewing) and if you prefer to keep your fingernails long, these thimbles don't get in the way of that. Using a thimble can help to prevent your hands getting tired when doing a lot of beading or hand sewing (it certainly has made a positive difference to how long we can sit hand sewing). At Vanyanís we only stock sewing supplies that we use in our atelier and can personally recommend.

    Available in adjustable sizes 'small' and 'medium. 1 thimble per packet. Made in Japan.

    Using quality tools really does make a difference in your productivity and enjoyment of sewing. If you don't already sew with a thimble, set yourself the challenge of learning to work with one as once you've mastered that skill you'll find a it makes hand sewing sew (ha!) much easier. Until we tried these, we'd never enjoyed using a thimble before. It took a couple of sessions to get used to it, but then it became an integral part of our process. Why not give it try and see what a difference these thimbles can make to your work.

    $ 19
  • Sewparts Glass Head Pins

    We discovered these 'Glass Head Stretch Pins' years ago and haven't used anything else since! At Vanyanís we only stock sewing supplies that we use in our atelier and can personally recommend. In our opinion, they are the best and we use them for all of our sewing, whether we're making a couture corset or a bespoke coat. These pins are super sharp and quite fine which means you're less likely to leave pin marks or holes in your fabric (it's always best to check on a scrap first). The glass head also means you can iron over them without it melting.

    35mm x 2.5mm 60 pieces per packet. Made in Japan.

    Using quality tools really does make a difference in your productivity and enjoyment of sewing. Once you try these you'll want to throw out all your other pins. Why not give them a go and see what a difference they make to your work.

    $ 4
  • Retractable Sewing Measuring Tape

    We're in love with all things black and gold so of course we had to find a measuring tape to suit! This retractable measuring tape is great for keeping around your studio or in your handbag (when out fabric shopping). The tape features metric and imperial measurements and is soft and flexible.

    150cm/60" Made in China.

    $ 5