IN PERSON WORKSHOPS

***General Registration will open in August 2021***

Due to the ongoing issues with Covid-19 all of this information may be subject to change. 
In order to attend these and future in person workshops vaccination for Covid-19 is required.


Friday Afternoon, November 5th - Sunday, November 7th 

The Redingote is one of several less formal garment styles that became fashionable in the 1780s and 90s.  Inspired by elements of men's greatcoats, ladies riding habits and English gowns, the redingote is a long gown featuring cuffs, collars, long sleeves and a center front closing with rows of buttons.

This 2 ½ day  workshop, led by Brooke Welborn, Mantua-maker, will include:

  • An examination of images of this style of garment and the varieties of ways it can be finished.
  • Examination of how basic shapes are modified to the cut and fit of a redingote.
  • Demonstration of all stitching & construction techniques needed to hand stitch and finish the garment.
  • Participants working with a partner to fit their garment using the methods of the 18th c. Mantua-Maker. 

Due to time restraints, participants are required to bring with them previously cut and fit basic 18th century shapes in muslin for BOTH bodice & sleeves.  These “shapes” can be from a previous Burnley & Trowbridge workshop on cutting shapes, gown, or jacket, or copied from a patterned garment that fits well. These “shapes” will then be adapted for the fit of a 1780-90s redingote. 

By the end of the weekend participants will not only have their garments assembled and sleeves set, but they will have designed and begun the creation of the trims for their garments. Please be prepared for “homework” on both Friday and Saturday night!

As this workshop is an ADVANCED LEVEL 3, all participants are required to have solid hand sewing skills and experience in cutting & fitting to the body. Please read more about our current Workshop Levels here.

Workshop cost of $350 includes: 2 1/2 day workshop and muslin for fittings.

Complimentary snacks on Friday and a cold breakfast & lunch buffet will be served on Saturday & Sunday.

A confirmation package with directions, suggested lodging, and details will be sent to you upon acceptance of your registration.

Class size will be limited to 12 Participants (3 spaces available)

REGISTRATION OPENS HERE
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4TH AT 12:30 PM EDT

 


Friday Afternoon, November 12th - Sunday, November  14th

You’ve created the perfect 18th century ensemble, and now all that remains is the trim. But what is the right trim for your era or garment? How do you make it? Whether you are looking for something simple or a complex multi- technique embellishment, this workshop is for you! Join Melissa Mead as she de-mystifies trimming techniques and teaches you how to re-create museum worthy trims for your wardrobe! Included in this 2 1/2 day workshop:
  • Presentation of various trims in extant garments and portraiture, with discussion on construction and application.
  • Instruction with hands-on practice for a wide variety of trim styles and techniques including ruching, puffs, pinked edgings, and fringes.
  • Guidance on type and scale of trim based on the decade and style of your garment, including how to determine trim to garment ratios and figure out the amount of fabric or trim needed to embellish your garments.  
  • Assembly of a personal notebook of trim samples complete with numerous ideas for application.

Participants will need to bring a basic sewing kit. You are welcome to bring a garment in need of trim and images for any trims you would like help deciphering.

As this workshop is an Advanced Beginner Level 1, all participants should have experience making basic historical clothing using hand stitches. Please read more about our current Workshop Levels here.

Workshop cost of $325 includes: 2 1/2-day workshop and most materials & supplies.

Complimentary snacks on Friday and a cold breakfast & lunch buffet will be served on Saturday & Sunday.

A confirmation package with directions, suggested lodging, and details will be sent to you upon acceptance of your registration.

Class size will be limited to 12 Participants.

REGISTRATION OPENS HERE
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11TH AT 12:30 PM EDT

 


Friday Afternoon, November 19th - Sunday, November 21st

A pair of breeches was the most common form of legwear worn by men during the eighteenth century. First coming into fashion during the 1660s, this garment fastened around the waist, fit firmly and smoothly across the thighs, and ended below the knees.

Over the course of two and a half days, join presenter Neal Hurst, tailor as we learn 18th century tailor’s methods of taking the measure, patterning and finally constructing a well fitted pair of breeches.  Participants have the option of choosing a flap or button front and will construct their own breeches using period hand sewing techniques.

Participants will work in pairs to measure, pattern, and fit their breeches. If participants prefer not to make the breeches for themselves, they may either bring a model at an additional charge of $40 or work with other participants in the workshop to measure, pattern, and fit.

Black cotton drill & linen lining will be provided so that all students may learn the same construction techniques. Participants need to bring scissors & sewing notions; customers need to bring a pair of closed-front, close-fitting drawers.

This is an Intermediate Level 2 Class. Please read Level Requirements before registering.

Cost of $325 includes 2 1/2-day workshop and fabric. 

Complimentary snacks on Friday and a cold breakfast & lunch buffet will be served on Saturday & Sunday.

A confirmation package with directions, suggested lodging, and details will be sent to you upon acceptance of your registration.

Class size will be limited to 12 Participants (6 spaces will be available)

REGISTRATION OPENS HERE
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18TH AT 12:30 PM EDT