Victorian Undergarments Online Class
Work on your projects at your own pace & schedule with this unlimited access class!
Are you new to historical costuming and don’t know where to begin? Perhaps you’ve been sewing period clothing for a few years but you’ve never sat down to make a set of undergarments (yeah… you know who you are!).
Or maybe you’re like me and simply need to replace the well-worn items?
My friends, you’ve come to the right place! Our beginner class is for YOU who want to get into historical costuming and not just dream of the past but dress in the fashion too. It’s for those of us who put undergarments last on the sewing list. Time to get ’em done!
“Jennifer – I want to say that… I also have been sewing a long time and my new Victorian underwear looks better than anything I’ve ever made before. These lessons have un-done eons of self-taught bad habits and helped me become a much better seamstress in a very short time” ~Constance T.
Through 6 lessons we’ll cover four undergarment projects so you’ll be ready for the real dressmaking. Lessons have between 4 and 12 video tutorials along with an accompanying PDF handout complete with homework assignments. This is a real sewing class!
This is an Beginning to Intermediate level class. You should know how to operate your sewing machine and understand basic sewing techniques such as seams, topstitching, gathering, and basic hand whipstitch. Alternate finishing processes will be touched on but for the most part we’ll stick to the patterns.
The priority is for you to practice simple sewing methods while creating beautiful Victorian unmentionables. By practicing the basics your more advanced designs in dressmaking will become easier.
This class will focus on sewing specific undergarments suitable for Victorian dress, primarily 1870s to 1900. The objective is to build basic sewing skills and techniques. We’ll explore various seams, trims, and good dressmaking habits to successfully complete a full set of undergarments.
Exciting Lesson Plans Prepared for You:
Lesson 1: Discuss fabric selections, patterns, and taking measurements
Lesson 2: Sewing the chemise
Lesson 3: Sewing the drawers
Lesson 4: Making a lobster tail-style bustle support garment
Lesson 5: Sewing a tiered, late Victorian petticoat, part 1
Lesson 6: Finishing the late Victorian petticoat, part 2
NOTE: A corset and other dress items are not covered in this class.
Although undergarments are quite simple, really, and for some a pattern isn’t needed. It’s nice to start with drafted shapes and concentrate on improving the sewing skills.
As with all of our classes, you may choose to use other patterns but know that the specific steps of each lesson will cover the Truly Victorian patterns.
Valuable Skills & Techniques You’ll Learn:
- Fabrics to use for soft undergarments and sturdy petticoats
- A variety of seam finishes
- Pressing tips – when and how
- Pleating and gathering tips
- Special tools when working with hoop wire for bustles
- Pleating by the Divide & Conquer method
- Easy steps for even gathers
- How to make tucks in a petticoat
- Tips for fitting your skirt over your new bustle & petticoat
“Thanks, Jennifer…. I have learned quite a bit and consider myself a more skilled historic dressmaker than I was a few months ago!” ~Terri A.
“Your videos are wonderful!!! Keep up the great work. I have learned so much from your class – can’t wait to take another one!!!” ~Maureen Larsen
Beginning to Intermediate Level Class
If you have sewing experience but are new to historical garments, you will feel quite comfortable here. We’ll be following the patterns closely so you should be able to keep up with the class just fine.
If you are new to sewing, this class was created for you! Although, we do ask you know how to operate your machine and have a few hours of basic sewing under your belt.
If you are advanced in your sewing skills, you are welcome! Many of our students are advanced but take the classes simply as a means of personal accountability. And a way to get those forgotten projects DONE. 🙂
Class begins when you’re ready. Access to the class never expires.
Be sure to download & print the handouts too for future projects!
Includes 6 full lessons with handouts, 6.5 hours of video tutorials, and 4 fun sewing projects!
Upon successful checkout, students will receive a link to download a PDF with instructions for how to access the class and get started on the projects. The sewing begins right away!
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Jennifer Rosbrugh, DBA HistoricalSewing.com, is an affiliate of Amazon.com and Truly Victorian.