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Sewing Workshops January

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  • Shelley Peters
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 3, 2012
      January 4 Last Dance Class before the Dickens Ball   http://www.riversidevictoriandance.com/
      January 7 ,8  Dickens Festival, Riverside* "A Christmas Carol"   www.Dickensfest.com
      January 8 7:30 pm Mr. Fezziwigs Ball
      January 14, 15 Sewing Workshop, Simi Valley shelleypeters@...
      January 14, 15 Gathering of the Gunfighters, Yuma AZ    www.RGAmerica.org
      January, 21,22  Sewing Workshop in Irvine shelleypeters@...
      January 21, Jane Austen Evening, Pasadena ,  http://janeaustenevening.org/
      January 21,22 Live Fire, Seeley, acws.net
      January 28 Viennese Nights (A Grand Victorian) Ball San Diego http://waltznsuch.org/specialevents.html
      January 28,29 Yuma Quartermaster Depot* Civil War reenactment, Yuma www.acws.net
      February 4  TBA Sewing Workshop
      February 11,12   Arizona Statehood Days , Phoenix *
      February 18,19,20  Civil War Reenactment, Calico Ghost Town    www.acws.net
      February 18,19  Strathearn Museum Living History, SimiValley  www.civilwaralliance.com
      February 25 Sewing Workshop TBA
      March 3 & 17 Sewing Workshop TBA
      March 10,11 Civil War Reenactment, AntiqueGas&SteamEngineMuseum* Vista www.civilwaralliance.com
      March 10,11 Picacho Peak , AZ Civil War Reenactment
      March 24, 25 Civil War Reenactment St Catherines Academy, * Anaheim 
      March 24 Social Daunce Irregulars Ball, Pasadena
      April 7 Edwardian Corset Workshop CGW.org*
      April 14,15 Civil War Reenactment, Fairwiew Park , * Costa Mesa ,  www.acws.net
      April 21 Sewing Workshop TBA
      April 28, 29 Civil War Reenactment, Pierce College*, Woodland Hills, www.civilwaralliance.com
      April 28 May Faire Ball, San Diego
      May 11-13” Gaslight Gathering” Steampunk & Victoriana Conf. San Diego* www.GaslightGathering.org
      June 2,3 El Dorado Park Long Beach TBA?
      July 7,8 Ft. MacArthur Timeline* San Pedro
      Shelley Peters
      SewPeriod! Proprietress, Kansas Mercantile
      951-928-961 home
      951-334-8054 mobile
      20071 Hansen Ave
      Nuevo, CA 92567
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      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.