You may think that a boned bodice is strictly a project for a professional... this is an oportunity to take your skills to the next level.

Pattern Design: The bodice style that you'll tackle laces up in the back through a series of self fabric rouleaux loops (a new skill you'll learn in class), it can easily include straps if you would like, is fully lined and includes boning.  This style is perfect for adaptation into gowns, it could be worn over a blouse paired with jeans, the kicker in costumes, or something very special for the boudoir!

Learn about using flat steel boning, spiral steel boning and sew-in poly-boning.

Styling Ideas & Notes On Supplies: AussieCorsetSupplies (shapewell, boning, lacing ribbons, boning casings...), Jimmy Buttons - 375 George St Fitzroy (trims, lacing ribbon), Clearit - 188-192 Brunswick St Fitzroy (discounted cute lining fabrics), M Recht - 53-57 Cambridge St Collingwood (boning, tapes, biasbindings, straps).  

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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Class Schedule

Twelve hours in duration.

What you will learn
  • Taking measurements and choosing the right size, pattern placement and transferring markings, cutting technique.
  • Discover the supplies that go into a corset; create structure with shapewell and different types of boning
  • Fusing interfacing, sewing bust curves and creating the perfect line of rouleau loops.
What you will get
  • A copy of the pattern
  • Instructions to making a corset
  • A beautiful boned bodice made by you!

What to bring
  • 1 metre of medium weight fabric (the outside of your corset, try denim, linen, wool blends)
  • 1 metre of lining fabric (we suggest using poly cotton, light brocade or cotton drill)
  • 1 metre lightweight fusible / iron in interfacing
  • 1 metre lightweight non fusible / sew in shapewell
  • 6 metres lacing ribbon 2.5cm width (for the back of your corset)
  • 3 metres of a complimetary trim to cover seams (ribbon, binding, or boning casing)
  • 4 metres of boning (options will be included in your confirmation email)
  • Sewing Machine Thread to match your trim
  • 30cm busk
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄✄✄ If you have made garments using patterns and understand sewing terminology and have some experience with pattern markings, this is a skill level you are ready for. You are expected to know how to use a sewing machine.


Thread Den

Vendor sincce 2013

Have you played with the idea of learning to sew? Do you day dream about making your own clothes? 

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew. There is no need to clear off a space and find somewhere to work at home. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to. Everything is right here. Students simply need to bring along their fabric, matching thread and notions like buttons, zips, etc.  Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

Thread Den is located at Level 1, 329 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, or find your own unique style.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

On occasion, Thread Den is forced to cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We really don't like to do this as we love to teach people to sew, knit and crochet, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellations of Bookings Policy

  • If you provide notice seven or more days prior to the start of your course, you will need to pay an administration fee of $10.
  • Cancellations or changes made with less than seven days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid class fee.
  • Cancellations or changes made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full course fee paid.

If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you cannot be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Sewing Lounge during hours so you hopefully still finish your project.

Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.

Payment Policy:

Classes at Thread Den frequently become fully booked, so we require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place. 

Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the store in cash, EFT or credit card or even via credit card over the phone.

Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

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