Sunday, February 18, 2024

11:00am - 4:00pm

(Pattern layout, cutting, construction)

Sign up deadline: Feb 12, 2024

Edwardian Corset Cover


SITU University announces our first class of 2024…  Edwardian Corset Cover Workshop with Instructor Professor Violet!

Join us in this Workshop to make your own Edwardian Corset Cover, a foundational garment for every costumer’s wardrobe.

Corset covers were used over a corset to ensure a smoother line under clothing.  They also kept your corset clean. 

Students will build a simple corset cover using the Edwardian Corset Cover pattern from Black Orchid Atelier.  

This corset cover is patterned from an extant corset cover.  The instructions offer optional embroidery directions for the front neckline, 

as well as optional pigeon-front directions and notations for placement. 

This workshop is one of a series of workshops SITU has scheduled for 2024 to help you build your
costuming wardrobe, with an emphasis on the Edwardian period. 

Professor Violet is a long-time Somewhere in Time, Unlimited (SITU) Member and experienced costumer, and she has 

taught historical costuming in the Pacific Northwest for many years .

You must be a paid 2024 SITU Member to take this Workshop.



  • Experienced beginners – must have experience using and threading the machine you bring
  • Must be able to sew straight and curved seams
  • Must have garment-making experience

Students will bring/supply the following:


  • Sewing machine
  • One (1) FULL bobbin  (you don’t want to run out of bobbin thread in the middle of sewing!!)
  • Sewing machine needle size 75/11 or 80/12 (a new, sharp needle will bring best results)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler & tape measure
  • Pins
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Thimble
  • Thread
  • 2 yards of solid color (no patterns) light-weight cotton/linen fabric that drapes well
    (batiste, quilting weight cotton, light-weight muslin)
  • Optional trims (edging lace)
  • Temporary marking pen for fabric
  • 3 yards* of 1/4” or 3/8” ribbon for waist closure
    (*plan on 2x your waist measurement + 1
  • Pencil

Do Before Class:

  • Wash and iron your fabric

Provided by

  • Edwardian Corset Cover Pattern from Black Orchid Atelier


  • A snack for yourself or to share.
  • Water, tea, and coffee will be provided.

Registration Form:

Are you a PAID 2024
SITU Member?
 Register Here –>


2024_Edwardian Corset Cover Workshop

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This workshop is limited to ten students.  We will wait-list as needed.

If you have any questions, please contact Treasurer “at” SITUSeattle “dot” com


Updated:  Feb. 6, 2024