Oklahoma Contemporary
A person in a white shift and corset looks at their reflection in a handheld mirror


Eight-Week Class | Sew Fancy Underwear: 18th-Century Corsets

Prerequisites: Basic Sewing Skills--experience using a sewing machine, experience constructing garments from patterns.
Learn the art of making 18th-century corsets and other fancy undergarments. Journey through the history of what we wear under our clothes while learning fundamental skills for building 18th-century stays based on historical references. Special sewing notions and patterns needed will be purchased through the instructor.

• Students will provide their own sewing machine.

• Students will be expected to know how to: use their sewing machine including threading, winding bobbins and straight stitching, cut fabric with accuracy, pin fabric together along seam lines, and be able to sew around a curved edge. Most importantly, students should sew enthusiastically and patiently!

• If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can rent one through Studio School. Daily rentals are $12. Four-week rentals are $40 and eight-week rentals are $80.

• Download your course syllabus and required materials list here.

• If one class is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is March 14.

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Availability varies weekly and times are posted outside each studio. 



Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday

Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003

Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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