SITU University

is pleased to present:

Victorian Bodice Workshop

Making with guest instructor

Patricia Francisco

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Sat. March 28 & Sun. March 29, 2020

Join us in this 3-session workshop to make your Victorian Bodice, a custom-fitted-to-you garment.  This class is designed to teach and assist you in customizing the pattern prior to cutting into fashion fabric, and in constructing your garment.


The prerequisite for this class is that you bring your own sewing machine, and that you have garment making experience.


We will be using Truly Victorian patter #462 – 1883 Tail Bodice.  You may purchase the pattern at the discounted-for-SITU cost.  This purchase can be made during your one-on-one meeting, if desired.  SITU receives a discount from Truly Victorian and we make the pattern available to you at cost.

Our Guest Instructor

for Victorian Bodice Workshop

Patricia Francisco of WhidbeySewing/PD

Patricia is a Professional Dressmaker who has had her own business since 1996. She has a degree in Apparel Design, and has studied fashion history for over 30 years.  In addition to fitting and altering over 4,000 wedding gowns, she makes Victorian costumes, and teaches sewing. Patricia is a long-time Somewhere in Time, Unlimited (SITU) Member and experienced costumer.

Students will supply the following:



(All fabric must be washed/dry-cleaned and ironed before class)

  • Muslin fabric to construct the muslin/moulage

  • Fashion fabric

  • Interlining fabric

  • Lining fabric, if desired

  • 1/4” or 3/8” Ridgeline boning

  • Thread


  • Sewing machine (you must know how to thread the machine and run it yourself) 

  • Fabric scissors

  • Pins 

  • Marking pencil 

  • Rulers, tape measure, and other measuring devices 

  • Pencil & paper for notes



Day 1:  In a private residence by appointment.
Contact:  Treasurer “at” SITUSeattle “dot” com


Days 2 & 3: 

(Rita’s office at)

2700 Richards Rd

Bellevue, WA  98005

Payment via PayPal:

20_Vic Bodice Making W/S MEMBERS
Name/s of participants:
Question/s for Treasurer

As we live in the Seattle area, we are at the mercy of weather conditions.  Should inclement weather necessitate Event cancellation, we will reschedule.  Tickets for SITU activities are non-refundable, however, may be transferable.  Purchaser is responsible for finding replacement; SITU will attempt to assist, as possible.

Thank you for visiting our website.
We hope you have decided to join us for our SITU-U Victorian Bodice Workshop!

Should you have any questions, please email:
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Until we meet again….

Updated:  February 18, 2020