Couture Boned Bodice/Tutu Bodice Workshop

The bodice workshop is now available as a manual which includes a multi sized pattern in sizes 6-20 with detailed instructions on how to make your own couture boned bodice at home. Priced at 12 with email or phone support this is perfect for distance learning if the physical workshop is too far away.

Also available, a bodice kit containing interlinings, boning and bone casings to start you off with your bodice making. Also 12.

You can find an order form here.


One day workshop in Exmouth, 10am - 4.30pm (Date tbc) 35

This one day workshop is for anyone wishing to make either an evening wear bodice, a basis for a bridal gown or as the top part of a classical tutu.

Following is a list of items that you will need to bring with you to the workshop;

Please note:
Only glass or plastic large headed pins may be used for this course as they are easier to see when dropped on the floor. If you do not have large headed pins you can buy a pack from me on the day. Click
here for a list of other haberdashery items available.

You will also need to purchase some boning from me as Rigilene boning largely available in shops is not as strong as the one that I would suggest that you use. I also have a small haberdashery stash of items that may get forgotten or that you might find useful to have in your workbox. Bodice canvas is difficult to find and if you can't get it, don't worry, I will have some at the workshop.

The pattern that I would suggest should be a seven panel bodice (four pattern pieces), three front panels and four back panels, as they are the easiest ones to be able to complete in the day, McCalls 5321 or something similar. If you have difficulty getting a seven panel pattern let me have your measurements and I will cut you one of my patterns before the workshop.


This is an example of the
style of bodice that can be
made at the workshop
click on the picture to enlarge