Happy New Year! I wish you a prosperous 2012 and hope you will get in all the sewing time you want! The next Sewing Workshop will be in Simi Valley on Sat
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, Jan 3, 2012
Happy New Year!
I wish you a prosperous 2012 and hope you will get in all the sewing time you want!
The next Sewing Workshop will be in Simi Valley on Sat Jan 14 & Sun Jan 15. Christina's Grandma has graciously offered to hostess this workshop in her lovely home. Christina will be making a red & black corset, her second one- I think she has corset envy! Rochelle, a 15 year old sewing student of Adriana will be making her first corset. Lorraine is thinking of making a corset. Patti will be coming for the first time. Michele will be making her underpinnings, Annette her sheer dress, Adrianna and Joanne will be working on other projects. If you would like to participate, please let me know, and what you will be working on, so we can plan the room for all of us. The corset class is $150 and includes both days. For other projects and minute
by minute instruction, fitting and help is $45 for the first session and $35 for the second in the same weekend. I will have patterns and materials for sale.
The next weekend, Sat, Jan 21 and Sun, Jan 22 I will be holding a Workshop in Irvine at Marcee Edlestein's home. The ladies of Winstontown want to make corsets. Joanne will be working on her ball gown bodice, Sheri Lee will be making a pair of Georgian stays, Mary Tibbs will finally get back to sewing something, and Ursula will be starting her corset. Annete will be working on her ballgown bodice. If you would like to join this Sewing Workshop please let me know and what project you would like to work on.
The Kansas Mercantile will be set up in the Marketplace at the Dickens Festival in Riverside this weekend. I am always looking for help setting up, tearing down, and covering during the selling times. If you are interested in being on my list of helpers for event, please let me know and we can work something out.
The next open dates on my calendar for sewing workshops are:
Sat, February 4 Nuevo
Sat, February 25
Sat, March 3
Sat, March 17
Sat, April 7
Sat, April 21
Sat May 5
Memorial Day Weekend May 26,27,28
If you would like to hostess a Sewing Workshop in your area on one of these dates, let me know and we will schedule it.
Of course, a corset is the starting point for any period gown. In the next sessions I will then work with you on your individual project teaching you how to use period techniques to sew beautifully fitted period correct garments. All eras are welcome.
Here are some of the projects you can receive individual instruction on:
Corset Workshop $125 for the first day: Sew your own corset; white coutil, cotton twill, and all supplies included. (I recommend this before you attempt to sew a day dress or ball gown)$25 per day to finish.
Under it All $40: Chemise and drawers or combination underwear for beginning and intermediate sewers.
Bodice Fitting $40: Make a muslin from your favorite day dress or ball gown pattern and have it fitted to your corseted shape (I recommend Truly Victorian).If this gets completed we will go right into the cutting out process.
Bodice Construction $40 per day: Period techniques taught for a bodice( day or ball gown) to go over a corseted figure including flat lining, hook and eye closure, boning channels, and piping facings. Supplies will be available for sale.
Skirting the Belle $40:How to make a skirt (day or ball gown) to go over your hoops with period construction techniques and pleating ideas.
The 5 Foot Pinner Apron $40: For beginning to intermediate sewers, learn how to use 5 of your sewing machine feet while constructing a pinner apron
Wrapper $40: This requires 7 yards each of fabric and lining. We will use the Past Pattern #807.
UFO $20 to $40: Come and sew for the day.Work on your own or get help on your specific project.
Private Sewing Lessons:$20 per hr/2 hr minimum
Bring a Potluck dish to share, your sewing machine and the project you want to work on. We'll have fun and accomplish some sewing!
Please let me know if you plan to participate and which class you are interested in doing. I can send you a flyer with more information about each workshop. Supplies (patterns, boning, hook & eye tape, etc.) will be available for purchase.Cash, Check, or Cards accepted.
Upcoming Events 2012
Come join with us in commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War at these sesquicentennial events.
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