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Kay teaches workshops, both in dressmaking and millinery, for reenacting and living history organizations on request.

 

Some Possible Workshop Topics

If you would like to be kept informed about upcoming workshops or would like to discuss the possibility of hosting a workshop, please let us know!

 

The first four workshops in this group are numbered, and should be done in that sequence if you are a new to reenacting. However, many reenactors choose to purchase the corset, rather than make it themselves.

 

Topic

Duration

maximum number of Participants

 

"Basics" Program

 

#1 Chemise, Drawers & Petticoat

2 days

12

 

#2 Corset

1 day

5-6

 

#3 Cage Crinoline (simple)

1 day

20

 

#3 Corded Petticoat (price would include cording)

1 day

12

 

#4 Day Bodice & Sleeves

2 days

12

 

 

Other Workshops:

 

Ball Bodice & Sleeves

2 days

12

  Basque Bodice and Sleeves 2 days 12
 

Undersleeves, Collars & Chemisettes

1-2 days

12

 

Shawl, Sortie de Ball, Burnouse

1 day

15

 

Fichu , Evening Capes & Berthe for Evening

2 days

12

 

Mantle

2 days

10-15

 

Bonnet

3 days

10

  Full Dress Cap 1 day 10
  Breakfast Cap 1 day 10
  Ribbon Trimmed Hairnet 1/2 day 10
 

Apron (Fancy & Plain)

1day

15

 

Infant to Childs Dress (to age 7)

1 day

10

 

Wrapper

2 days

12


The bodice workshops will require a corset. Kay will not fit a bodice unless a corset is worn.

Three day workshops start Friday evening with a "Show and Tell" and finish Sunday mid afternoon.

The last group is Advanced Level for those who are good seamstresses (or tailors) and dedicated reenactors looking to enhance their impression.

Advanced Workshops:

Duration Maximum nuber of Participants
  Pattern making from a fitted muslin 1 day 6
 

Trims & Sleeves

2 days

12

 

Sheer Dress & Gathered Bodices

2 days

12

 

Late ‘50’s Fancy Dress with Fan Front and Flounces

2 day

12

 

Children’s & Juvenile dresses and styles

2 days

12

 

Man’s* Sackcoat & Draft a Pattern

2 days

10-15

 

Man’s* Pants & Pattern

1 1/2 days

12


*“For the man of your choice” - measurements needed in advance, so a custom pattern can be made. 

 

 
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