Federal Gown Workshop

  • Details

    Have nothing to wear to meet the President or Mr. Darcy? Why not make it your self! Attend our 3-session workshop, led by period clothing experts giving instructions for creating a Federal/Regency-period gown perfect for the Birthnight or Jane Austen balls at Gadsby's.

    Workshops will focus on custom-fitting the basic gown and working with sheer, silky, and gauzy fabrics. Before the workshop begins, instructors will provide advice on fashionable styles and fabrics for the period and sources for appropriate patterns and materials. Students are responsible for purchasing their own fabric, pattern, and supplies and bringing them to class. Students also will be expected to work at home between classes to complete the gown.

    For the intermediate sewer or hand-stitcher. Students must have made at least one complete garment using a commercial pattern and have access to a sewing machine at home.

     

  • January 10, 2018
    January 24, 2018
    February 7, 2018
  • Phone:
  • (703) 746-4242
  • to
  • Times:
  • 7:00-9:00 PM
  • Price:
  • $100 per person, $80 for Gadsby's volunteers or GTMS members. Tickets available at www.alexandriava.gov/shop. Space is very limited, and registration will close Dec. 15.
  • Details

    Have nothing to wear to meet the President or Mr. Darcy? Why not make it your self! Attend our 3-session workshop, led by period clothing experts giving instructions for creating a Federal/Regency-period gown perfect for the Birthnight or Jane Austen balls at Gadsby's.

    Workshops will focus on custom-fitting the basic gown and working with sheer, silky, and gauzy fabrics. Before the workshop begins, instructors will provide advice on fashionable styles and fabrics for the period and sources for appropriate patterns and materials. Students are responsible for purchasing their own fabric, pattern, and supplies and bringing them to class. Students also will be expected to work at home between classes to complete the gown.

    For the intermediate sewer or hand-stitcher. Students must have made at least one complete garment using a commercial pattern and have access to a sewing machine at home.

     

Federal Gown Workshop
  • January 10, 2018 to February 7, 2018
  • Gadsby's Tavern Museum
  • $100 per person, $80 for Gadsby's volunteers or GTMS members. Tickets available at www.alexandriava.gov/shop. Space is very limited, and registration will close Dec. 15.