Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Corset Making Seminar reset for April 20, 3013

Corset Making Seminar

Victoria Davis is hosting a Corset-Making Seminar at Ft. Stanton on Saturday, Apr. 20. 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 subsistence 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 victoriadavis88310@yahoo.com so we can plan accordingly 

Ft. Stanton is located in Ft. Stanton, NM  http://fortstanton.org/ 




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