Modify a Corset the Steampunk Way – Sunday 6th October 2013 – Rochester

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Modify a Corset the Steampunk Way -  Sunday 6th October 2013 - Rochester

Modify a Corset the Steampunk Way

Sunday 6th October 2013
10.30 – 4.30pm
161, Rochester High Street ME2 4TH

Brought to you by Great Kentspectations
the Kent Steampunk group

A practical course suitable for beginners who may know how to sew but have no costume corset-making experience, to those who wear their corsets on the outside and want to modify one they have purchased. Women and men are welcome, all ages down to 15 years. Here you will investigate corset design and construction, and get yourself measured, (noone else will get to see your measurements). You can design your own or modify an existing corset.

Each participant will have their own reason for coming and we hope that you will leave overflowing with ideas as to how you can make and modify your own corset in a unique fashion. Everyone is welcome: you do not have to be a steampunk.

If you already have a corset please bring that along. If you have any old or historical corsets we would love to see them. Please do not purchase anything before talking to the course tutor. She will give you guidance on where to go and what materials are the most suitable for your own design. Please download the separate ‘What to Bring’ page from:

Tea and cake will be provided; bring or buy your own lunch.
The course will take place on the first floor of the building. If you cannot manage stairs please note this on your booking form (at least 5 days notice to enable access to be arranged).

161 High Street is at the railway station end of the High Street. It used to be a bank and still looks like one. There is a large sign outside. There are many car-parks within a short walking distance and Rochester train station is a few minutes walk away.

Applications will be accepted, with £5 non-returnable deposit, after 14th August. Complete payment on the day (total cost including deposit £20).

Frances is the course organiser. She has been making and wearing authentic-style outfits for more years than she wishes made public and has over 20 years experience of giving costume talks and workshops to the public. She will bring a selection of original and reproduction corsets from Victorian times (1860’s) to the early 20th century. There will be pictures, slides, patterns, discussions and practical work tailored to suit each individual.

Please ask in advance if you have any questions. Contact Frances: or via:

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