Corsetry for Beginners
If you are fascinated by the endless possibilities of good corsetry but don’t know how (or where) to begin learning this exquisite art, search no more. With leading Australian corsetiere Lowana O’Shea as your guide, delve into the wonderful world of corsetry and emerge with the secrets, skills and inspiration you require to confidently create your own, real corsets. Upon completing this course, you’ll have fast-tracked your learning and sewn a perfectly fitted Little Black Corset (as essential as a Little Black Dress, in our opinion!) to style and wear however you like, proud in the knowledge that you created it from scratch and it fits and flatters you perfectly.
Real corsetry reduces your waistline, smoothing your torso comfortably. This course is the ‘real deal’: you will make a steel boned underbust corset (with busk) learning proper corset construction methods in Australia’s definitive and most specialized in-person corsetry classes taught by a professional corsetiere. In 2020 we expanded internationally and made this course available in Wellington, New Zealand. Many courses or units in fashion degrees only teach you to make costume pieces or structured bodices, not authentic corsets. We think you deserve more! In this class you will learn how to achieve a perfect fit and come away with a customized pattern so after attending the course you’ll be able to make more corsets for yourself with your new skills.
Our student-centered approach ensures small class sizes and plenty of student-teacher time, with extremely limited spaces. The Beginner’s Corsetry Class runs with 4-6 students and includes 25 hours of tuition. Course cost includes refreshments, all materials and pattern to make your corset, venue hire, use of specialty tools and tuition from professional corsetiere Lowana O’Shea. Courses are limited and places fill quickly, so please book now to avoid disappointment.
“My favourite part of the course was Lowana’s style of teaching, and her knowledge of corsetry, giving me the sewing skills and assistance in the process. And I finished the corset!”
“Anyone interested in corsets should try this.”
– Tara Moss