The Regency era ushered in a new century of fashion that was striking and comfortable! Creating the proper silhouette for that fashion was a comfortable, easy-to-wear, cord-quilted corset. Join Janea Whitacre, Milliner & Mantua Maker, & Angela Burnley in a two and a half day workshop devoted to creating an early 19th century corset. The design of your corset will be based on an original in the Colonial Williamsburg collection. Participants will work in pairs to measure and help fit each other. We’ll explore hand construction design and techniques. By the end of this workshop participants will have refined the shape of their corset and will be ready to complete the decorative cord quilting. Fabric and busk will be included with the workshop. Participants will be required to have a shift. If you need direction or assistance regarding your shift, please contact Burnley & Trowbridge. This is a Level 2 (intermediate level) Class. You should have produced an article of 19th clothing using a pattern (or draping) and have fitted that piece of clothing. You should have some familiarity with proper 19th century attire. Hand sewing experience is required for this workshop as the entire corset will be assembled and embellished by hand. Cost of this 2 1/2 day workshop is $250.00 which includes materials. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757-253-1644 with your questions or to register. More information, including cancellation policies, can be found at http://www.burnleyandtrowbridge.com/thehistoricfashionworkshopseries.aspx. You must contact Burnley & Trowbridge to register for this workshop. There will be a complimentary cold breakfast & lunch buffet Saturday & Sunday and snacks on Friday. Registration includes a complimentary tour of the house Friday morning. A Confirmation packet will be sent to you upon acceptance of your registration which will include information from our presenters, as well as directions, suggested lodging and details. Class size will be limited to 14 Participants- Our classes fill up quickly so please register early!
More in depth and more hands on than anything we have attempted before and you get to enjoy the results. Dig into the food and cooking of 200 years ago and take advantage of this rare opportunity to experience life in the past beyond the gates in Locust Grove’s outbuildings. $30 general admission; $25 Locust Grove members. Limit 16; prepaid reservations absolutely required.