Embodying Structure: Construction of the Corset (DRA2213.01)

Richard MacPike

In order to construct a historical costume accurately one often needs to start with the foundation garments of that period. This course will examine how corsets and their construction play a role in recreating period silhouettes. Students will learn how to reproduce period corset patterns as well as construct the corsets with all their structural elements. Particular attention will be paid to fit and how well the natural body is transformed. DRA2130 Sewing Fundamentals or prior machine sewing experience preferred but not required.

Learning Outcomes:
-Research into historical silhouettes and understructures
-Patternmaking and Pattern Grading
-Develop Sewing Skills
-Creation of a garment

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
T/F 4:10PM - 6:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Dance , Drama , Fully In-Person , Two Credit
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