Professional Corsetière Emma Capponi visited Melbourne in February 2017 and with Thread Den provided an amazing opportunity to take her Corsetry Course.
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Join Emma as she takes you through the materials and tools, pattern drafting, construction methods, and hand finishing techniques required to draft a corset from scratch. At the end of the class each student will go home with a corset that has been specifically tailored to them, that they have made, as well as a pattern they can use again and again and the skills to draft and make corsets for anyone. Emma’s Corsets makes corsets for all shapes and sizes and can fit any one, no matter what size, age, shape, gender as the corsets are made based around your body shape and measurements.
"Emma's Corserts" is a luxury corsertry label based in Berlin that produces bespoke and ready to wear corserts. Visit Emma's Corsets Instagram with 18,800+ followers to view her work.
A complete corsert kit is included in the course price which provides a combination of spiral and spring steel for maximum strength and comfort, a base layer of coutil – a strong, breathable fabric that doesn’t warp or twist, ensuring your corset retains it’s shape, the outer layer is high quality silk, the supplies are sourced from all over the world, to provide the highest quality.
Emma Capponi is the founder of the corset brand Emma’s Corsets. With over 10 years of experience in dressmaking and corsetry, across a broad range of styles and historical eras, you are in safe hands as you begin your own corset-making journey. Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Emma never really grew out of playing dress-ups. Learning dressmaking from the age of 15 and corsetry from 17, Emma has been obsessed with corsetry and costume from a young age. After making corsets for a few years, Emma founded ‘Emma’s Corsets’, a corsetry shop that provided both ready-to-wear corsets, as well as bespoke creations. Emma’s design experience ranges through historical reproductions, burlesque, fetish, drag, fashion, and bridal corsetry.
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I learnt how to make an underbust corset in 5 lessons. Our instructor was hands on and very helpful. Everything was provided for us including an easy to follow, comprehensive instruction booklet. Extra assistance was also provided if we needed help after class. This was so much more than following a pattern and sewing, it included hardware: bones, busks and eyelets. Thank you Thread Den.