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Make the Bacchante Romper with Helena Smith

2 Day Workshop, Nov 3 & 4, 12 pm-3:30 pm

Local lingerie designer Helena Smith of "A Thing of Beauty" will be hosting this lingerie making class. Participants will make the beautiful Bacchante Romper. This class is perfect for those who a) want an elegant romper fitted to their individual form and b) those who want to work with more advanced fabrics such as lace, satin and silk charmeuse.

The  class will cover the following sewing techniques:

  • Sewing on the bias
  • Staystitching
  • Sewing adjustable straps
  • Sewing buttons and loops
  • French seams
  • Appliquéing lace edging
  • Centre back placket on a seam for buttons, no overlap.

Fabric needed:

  • Silk charmeuse, or other satin with a nice drape and soft hand. A couple metres, depending on size.
  • Stretch lace edging, scalloped on both edges. A couple metres, depending on size.
  • Small amount of featherweight fusible interfacing.
  • Five buttons.

Fabric kits will be sold for $50.00.


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