Thursday, January 24, 2013

Corset Making Seminar

The Seminar has had be Canceled.

Victoria Davis is hosting a Corset-Making Seminar at Ft. Stanton on Saturday, Feb. 16. She will bring examples of corset styles from 1855 to 1910. Also provided will be patterns for an 1855-1865 corset, 1880s corset, and a 1909 corset that you can copy.

The focus of the seminar will be to cut out and properly fit a muslin model for your corset, supplies and techniques needed to build a good-fitting corset.

A good-fitting corset provides the proper foundation to support your outer garments and is a "Must" for the serious living history presenter (the only exception would be someone portraying either a Mexican ( remember, this was part of Mexico until 1855) or a subsistance farmer.

Supplies for this seminar are simple: wax paper or parchment to copy your chosen corset, a yard of scrap cotton fabric or muslin, thread, and a portable sewing machine, if you have one to bring. There is no fee to attend this seminar. We will begin at 10:00 a.m.

If you are coming from out of town, the old nurses' quarters are available for us to stay in. Just bring your bedding (and cot). There are in-door plumbing facilities!!

Please RSVP to so we can plan accordingly
Ft. Stanton is located in Ft. Stanton, NM  This is the same site at which the event in the previous post was held.

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