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Corset Workshop

Have you ever wanted to learn to sew a corset? Have you made a corset but struggled through the process? In this 3-day hands on workshop, Ariana will guide you through the corset making process from start to finish. Learn about the correct fabrics, fitting, and construction. No matter your size or shape - you can make a corset that fits your body.

About the Educator: Ariana is a sewing teacher and award winning cosplayer from the St. Louis, MO area. She learned to sew at the age of 6 from her grandmother. Having worked in bridal, alterations, and custom clothing - Ariana is an expert in fitting and specializes in teaching people to sew for their body. She teaches in person and online both in groups and privately. Ariana is also a wife and mom two two middle school boys and loves to attend cons and compete in cosplay competitions with her family. Both of her boys and husband also make and compete in cosplay.

What is provided in shop:

Sewing Machines


Irons and ironing board

Eyelet setter



What you need to bring:

1 yard of fashion fabric for the outside of the corset. Recommended fabrics include: silks, lace, satin, moire, taffeta

2 spools of matching thread - use high quality all purpose thread such as Gutterman

Bias tape to match your fabric (your bust + hip measurement plus some extra for spare) or additional 1/2 yard of fashion fabric

Scissors - shears and small embroidery scissors     

Glass head pins

Hand sewing needles

5 yards of corset lacing - satin ribbon, cording, etc.

Hand Embroidery thread (optional)

What's included in the course kit: (not in price of class fee, $$ TBD)

Laughing Moon Mercantile Pattern #BPC-1 Victorian Corset Pattern (

Cotton Duck canvas, 1yd

Cotton muslin for lining, 1yd


1/4" wide steel boning

Steel busk

1 1/4" wide twill tape


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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
Contact Info
  • Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
    Saturday: 10am-3pm
    Sunday: Closed
  • Available by appointment.
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