Just Taught a Craftsy Corset ClassI've been back for a bit over a week now and am back into my usual routine, so now the dust has settled I can write about my Craftsy Class.
I started working with Craftsy in the early spring to develop a class that does not build a corset...sounds strange right? They already had a basic corset construction class so our goal with my class was to expand on basic knowledge. The class is still for the "newbie" corset maker but it certainly helps if you've built one already - otherwise it won't make much sense. If you've never built a corset before you may want to take the basic construction class they offer by Alison Smith, her techniques are a bit different than mine but it's still a great starting point.
So....what is my class about?
My class is all about bone casings...and two methods of busk application, of which neither is the standard method. The class is about two hours long and we tried to keep each section to 20 minutes...amazing how long a minute can feel and how short 20 minutes can seem!
I demonstrate some ways to make bone casings into design features and how to make bone casings invisible! So no matter why you want to make a corset you'll discover different ways to deal with the bones AND you'll learn how to cut and tip both spiral and spring steel bones easily.
If you've got invisible bone casings then you just may want an "invisible" busk too...and I demonstrate how to alter your pattern and put the pieces together in order to get "An Invisible Busk"...very cool. The other method is what I call a "Floating Busk", because there is no visible stitching to hold it in place.
Invisible bone casings and a "floating" busk can be seen...or not, in this image. When this corset was paired with a matching skirt it looked like a strapless sundress...all the support of a corset - never having to haul it up and yet, it looks like a strapless dress!
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