Victorian Corset Online Class

$ 79.00

Fall 2017: Our online classes have moved to a new platform that will make learning new sewing techniques, finishing projects, and communication with me as instructor SO much easier. Whoot!!

All previous and current students will have the opportunity to enroll on the new site without having to pay again for class access.

New site is available now and all classes are open for enrollment. Info has been sent to previous students from this registration site and to those on our newsletter list. If you are a previous student but did not receive an email with the new login info, please contact us.

A private Facebook group is available for all students. 

Victorian Corset Class

Beginning corset making class to create a lovely foundation for your 19th C gowns

An hourglass figure. Back support. Beautiful Victorian shaping. Looking like you stepped out of time. A corset offers all these plus the confidence in your demeanor and spring in your step.


You want to "do it right" with a corset silhouette but have no clue how to make one. Take a class from home with all the tips & tricks to sewing a well-fitted corset. This online class is only for those truly serious about learning how to sew a Victorian corset suitable for under your Victorian costumes. Are you ready?

Work on your personal corset project from home with this unlimited access class!

Through 4 detailed lessons I'll cover all the bases needed for a complete Victorian corset with you to create a strong silhouette foundation. Lessons include from 3 to 6 video tutorials along with accompanying PDF handouts with homework assignments.


Dawn Burke: "Great class, Jennifer! You broke everything down into very manageable steps. Even though the thought of making a corset was a bit intimidating, nothing was very difficult. Thanks!"



Intermediate Level Sewing Class

You should understand basic sewing techniques and be comfortable with your machine. But don't worry! I'll teach you how to set in the busk and grommets if they are new to you. Advanced processes such as fitting tips and methods will be covered. But for the most part we'll stick to the pattern for sewing construction.


The focus of the class is for understanding how to make a corset, including fitting tips, so you end up with a quality undergarment you can be proud of (and a finished pattern so you can make another one in a different color). 

Saturate your corset making knowledge and improve your skill. Together we'll explore the various parts of corset construction including fabric selections, setting in a busk, where how to put in boning, binding and setting in grommet

FYI: Reenactors, museum docents, and serious historical costumers will benefit most from taking this class. It is designed for those wanting to create a proper Victorian silhouette for under historically styled clothing and costumes.


Detailed Lesson Plans in Hours of Video Instruction:

  • Lesson 1: Discussing fabrics & special tools, taking measurements, and sewing the mockup
  • Lesson 2: Fitting the mockup and pattern alterations 
  • Lesson 3: Main corset construction including busk and boning channels
  • Lesson 4: Finishing with binding, setting in grommets and lacing the corset

You also get the know-how of making a corset from plain coutil or covering with a fancy fashion fabric. Fabric selections good for corset making will be covered.

Nowadays you'll find a variety of corset patterns on the market. Some are better than others and all have their flaws. However, for this project, we'll be using the Truly Victorian 1880s corset pattern TV#110 (sold separately here in the Shop).

Don't be turned off by the "1880s" label though. It is a basic shape that will support most of your Victorian dresses from the 1850s through to 1900 (and even outside of these years). Other pattern options will be provided, but please note that what you see in the videos and lesson handouts will cover the above pattern specifically.


Karen Helle - "Thank you so much Jennifer for all the time and effort you put into the presentation of your lessons. I think the best part is how accessible you are to us for questions and the encouragement and support we get from the facebook group is great. Plus I love being able to see everyone's projects, it's the next best thing to being all together!"

Kate Grace - "I took the Victorian corset class twice. Worth every penny." 


Valuable Skills & Techniques You'll Learn:

  • Most reliable foundation and fashion fabrics for corsets
  • Fitting tips for molding the corset to your curves
  • Flatlining your corset with a fashion fabric
  • Measuring for the busk and boning sizes that fit your specific size
  • Setting in a front opening metal busk
  • Best method for applying secure grommets
  • Binding sewing tips


P.S. Although there is some overlap of basic information and finish techniques, the method of construction presented in this online class is different than shown in The Victorian Corset Sewing Workbook.

Online Workshop Group

We now have an on-going private Facebook group for this class! When you sign up for this class an invite from FB to join the group will be sent to your email within 24 hours. Welcome!

The online group gives you the benefit of sharing with others, being able to post photos of where you're stuck, getting personal help from the instructor, and the natural encouragement & camaraderie that occur in sewing classes. We hope you’ll join us!


Sign up for this on-demand class today and get your Victorian silhouette off to a grand start! 

Be sure to download & print the handouts too for future projects!

Class begins when you're ready. All four lessons are available to you upon successful registration and do not expire. 

Online Class Includes 4 full lessons with handouts, 3.5 hours of video tutorials, and a fabulous sewing project!


ATTENTION: We have a new class platform for our students - yay! If you enroll for this class on this page, please note the following steps to access the class:  

Upon successful registration students will receive:

1) download link at checkout (and also an email from SkyPilot with the link) to download the first PDF of class. Instructions are given in this PDF with the link to our new class platform and how to login and enroll there. Students will have information on how to bypass the enrollment fee on the new site.

2) an email invitation to join the Facebook workshop group (sent from FB within 24 hours). PLEASE let us know the email you use for Facebook if it is different from the one you use to enroll in this course. You can jump right in with questions in the group. The fun begins right away!

Thank you for the opportunity to sew a corset with you!


Jennifer Rosbrugh, instructor

Happy Sewing!              

P.S. The class lessons are entirely online and self-paced with no specific day or time required to be online. You work at your own speed and schedule. Read the lessons and watch the videos when it’s most convenient for you. Visit the Facebook group when you have a question or need help.

No refunds.

Attention EU students: our classes & workshops fall under the new 1/1/2015 digital VAT regulations. All online classes and workshops will have your EU country's VAT tax rate added at checkout. Class prices shown do not include VAT.


{Don't care for a digital online class? This class is also available as a Home Workshop Series DVD course.}

Save time and order the class pattern - Truly Victorian TV110 - with your registration! 

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