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    Wellington Overbust Corsetry Course: 1, 8, 15, 22 May 2020

    ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to Covid-19, this class has unfortunately been postponed. It has been rescheduled for August 2020 (click here). During this difficult time, I hope you all stay safe and find a few quiet moments to create and relax during this stressful time. ~Lowana

    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: Friday's 1, 8, 15 & 22 of May 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: 3-5 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.
    $ 995
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    Wellington Corset Pattern Drafting Part 2: 16-17th May, 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: Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th of May, 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 pattern
    • Refreshments included: tea, coffee and biscuits
    • Experience: you must have previously attended Vanyanís Corset Pattern Drafting Part One
    • Small class size: 3-5 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.
    $ 595
  • Protected: Mesh Corsetry Course: 28-30th May 2020 (3 days)

    Book your place in this Mesh Corsetry Class and learn how to make your own steel-boned genuine cincher 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 cincher 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 welcome!

    • Dates: Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th May 2020 (3 days)
    • Times: 9:30am - 6:30pm each day (27 hours of tuition)
    • Location: Vanyanís studio, Healesville, Victoria, Australia
    • For accommodation and travel advice, please contact us directly
    • Price includes: all materials, Vanyanís cincher pattern, morning and afternoon refreshments
    • Experience: you must already have attended at least one other Vanyanís corsetry class
    • Small class size: 3-4 attendees
    • Payment in full must be received prior to course commencement
    • Prior to class commencement we will contact you for your measurements
    $ 895
  • Vanyanís Sewing Day

    Sewing Day: Sunday 31st May, 2020

    Do you love sewing?! Perhaps you have a sewing project you need help with? Are you having trouble fitting that dress to your shape? Not sure how to achieve the desired result or know where to start? Want to know how to get a more professional finish? Or maybe you just need an excuse to get out of the house and make time for yourself to do what you love, in a dedicated sewing studio with like-minded people (let's be honest, life does have a habit of getting in the way and sometimes we need an 'event' or deadline to get us doing what we wanted to do anyway).

    Come and join in our Sewing Day and get all the help and support you need from Lowana O'Shea as you work on your individual projects. This 'Sewing Day' is intended to be fun, casual and full of the shared enjoyment of sewing. Bring along anything you're working on (or wanting to start) and give yourself the excuse to get some serious work done on it. Want to see what we get up too? Click here.

    • Date: Sunday 31st May 2020
    • Time: 10am - 5pm day (7 hours of sewing!)
    • Location: Vanyanís studio, Healesville, Victoria, Australia
    • Price includes: tuition, use of our studio tools, venue hire and endless tea & coffee (and delicious refreshments)
    • Price does not include: materials, machine hire, or lunch (but we do tend to "over cater" the refreshments)
    • Bring: your sewing project, sewing machine (if needed), sewing kit & lunch
    • Small class size: 3-5 attendees
    • Payment in full must be received prior to class commencement
    Receive expert guidance from an industry professional in a fun, warm environment. All shapes, sizes, ages and experience levels are welcome!
    $ 125
  • Wellington Advanced Corsetry Course: 14, 21, 28 of June, 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 14th, 21st & 28th of June 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
  • Wellington Corset Pattern Drafting Part 1: July 4-5th, 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: Saturday 4th - Sunday 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: 3-5 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
  • Wellington Beginner’s Corsetry Course: 17, 24 & 31 of July 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:Friday's 17th, 24th & 31st of July 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
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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 Corset Pattern Drafting Part 2: 18-19th September, 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: Friday 18th - Saturday 19th of September, 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: 3-5 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
  • Vanyanis Luxury Tote Bag. Model: Threnody in Velvet © Iberian Black Arts

    Vanyanís Luxury Tote

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    This, we firmly believe, is the tote to end all totes! Luscious, robust, and embroidered with our gorgeous gold corset monogram, this black bag truly marries elegance and beauty to strength and durability. Made from a hard-wearing black satin fused to cotton and lined in a soft satin, this bag is super-strong and sewn with small stitches. It truly is made to last.

    Perfect to team with your Ebonique wardrobe, our Vanyanís bag can be used in place of a handbag, to carry a small laptop or tablet to work, a pair of life-saving flat shoes to your nights out dancing in our ready-to-wear range, or a selection of hardbacks so that your ride to work can be transformed into a morning escape into other worlds...

    We cannot wait to hear how you will use your very own Vanyanís Luxury Tote!

    $ 49
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    Vanyanís Tote Bag

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    As an elegant, knowledgeable woman, you know that plastic bags are both unsightly and unkind to our environment. Here in Australia, an estimated 3.92 billion disposable plastic bags are used each year. Many of these go on to cause general havoc, blocking waterways, and even finding their ways into the stomachs of our wildlife. Wherever you are in the world, you can do your bit for the environment while looking très chic while out shopping with our beautiful reusable calico bags.

    These calico bags are screen-printed in Melbourne with our gorgeous corset monogram in black. Made from a high-denier, quality fabric, all internal seams are cross stitched making them stronger than your average calico tote and guaranteeing you will get plenty of use from them in years to come!

    $ 12
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    Gift Voucher

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    Not sure what to get to for that special someone? Why not give them the perfect present and let them choose! Vanyanís Vouchers can be easily redeemed at our online store during checkout, or by contacting us for something custom made. Recipients can choose from our ready-to-ship stock, upcoming classes or be inspired by our portfolio and have us design something unique for them. The possibilities are endless! Our gift vouchers range between $25 and $200AUD (for other values please contact us and we can happily arrange it for you). Terms and Conditions: Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash and must be used in the one transaction. It is the responsibility of the recipient to redeem their voucher before it expires. When redeeming a voucher for a bespoke garment or service, normal waiting periods apply.
    $ 25$ 200
    $ 25$ 200
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    Vanyanís Engraved Busk with antique black laurel design
    $ 49$ 59

    Vanyanís Engraved Busk – Antique Black

    Our busks are made in Germany and then engraved by hand in Melbourne (Australia)!

    Inspired by the antique corsets of the Victorian era, these original Engraved Busks are created by Vanyanís and are the first of their kind in about 100 years! These high quality German 'silver' stainless busks have been carefully engraved with a delicate antique black laurel leaf design on each loop of the busk. The Antique Black engraving is a lovely fusion of old and new. From some angles the engraved laurel can appear gold and in direct light it appears black. It really does depend on the light and this lovely two-toned effect gives the busk a gorgeous antique feel.

    Using the very best of modern technology the pretty laurels come up crisp and clear on each loop and do not rub off or wear away. They are the perfect finishing touch for your special corset, whether you're recreating an antique design or just love luxurious little details in your corsetry. Engraved Busks are not made anywhere else in the world - they are unique to Vanyanís and now available to you! We can't possibly make corsets for everyone so have made these available to everyone so that anyone can enjoy these very special busks.

    For more information about our busks check out the 'tabs' below.

    $ 49$ 59
    $ 49$ 59
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    Vanyanís Engraved Busk with gold laurel design
    $ 49$ 59

    Vanyanís Engraved Busk – Gold

    Our busks are made in Germany and then engraved by hand in Melbourne (Australia)!

    Inspired by the antique corsets of the Victorian era, these original Engraved Busks are created by Vanyanís and are the first of their kind in about 100 years! These high quality German 'silver' stainless steel busks have been carefully engraved with a delicate gold laurel leaf design on each loop of the busk. The gold laurel comes up beautifully. It's not as bold as the black, but a little more subtle and very delicate. They're perfect if you're just wanting to add a little extra detail without being too 'showy'. (For a super subtle effect consider the silver engraving.)

    Using the very best of modern technology the pretty laurels come up crisp and clear on each loop and do not rub off or wear away. They are the perfect finishing touch for your special corset, whether you're recreating an antique design or just love luxurious little details in your corsetry. Engraved Busks are not made anywhere else in the world - they are unique to Vanyanís and now available to you! We can't possibly make corsets for everyone so have made these available to everyone so that anyone can enjoy these very special busks.

    For more information about our busks check out the 'tabs' below.

    $ 49$ 59
    $ 49$ 59
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    Vanyanís Engraved Busk with silver laurel design
    $ 49$ 59

    Vanyanís Engraved Busk – Silver

    Our busks are made in Germany and then engraved by hand in Melbourne (Australia)!

    Inspired by the antique corsets of the Victorian era, these original Engraved Busks are created by Vanyanís and are the first of their kind in about 100 years! These high quality German 'silver' stainless busks have been carefully engraved with a delicate silver laurel leaf design on each loop of the busk. Out of all the colours available (antique black, gold and silver) the silver is the most subtle. It really depends on the lighting as too how visible it is (in some lighting it is nearly invisible), so this colour is best suited to those wanting just a hint of detail (we find this particularly well suited for bridal corsets).

    Using the very best of modern technology the pretty laurels come up crisp and clear on each loop and do not rub off or wear away. They are the perfect finishing touch for your special corset, whether you're recreating an antique design or just love luxurious little details in your corsetry. Engraved Busks are not made anywhere else in the world - they are unique to Vanyanís and now available to you! We can't possibly make corsets for everyone so have made these available to everyone so that anyone can enjoy these very special busks.

    For more information about our busks check out the 'tabs' below.

    $ 49$ 59
    $ 49$ 59
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