Lizapalooza! A weekend of learning with Drea Leed

CostumeTalk.com is pleased to welcome Drea Leed, independent scholar and owner of the most extensive Elizabethan and Tudor costuming reference on the Web, The Elizabethan Costume Page (www.elizabethancostume.net), as our speaker April 12-13, 2008, in Eugene, Oregon. Two full days of lectures capped off with two hands-on, limited attendance workshops!

Saturday, April 12: Introduction and General Survey of Tudor and Elizabethan Dress, Discussion of available sources/books, General Q&A on Tudor and Elizabethan clothing, Lunch (lunch provided with registration fee), Overview of Elizabethan Underpinnings- corset, bumroll and farthingale, Demonstration: how to make a corset. (End of Regular Session)

Saturday Workshop: Making a Custom Corset Pattern (1 hour). This hands-on workshop with Drea is limited to 20 students. All materials are included in the registration. Students will learn the basics of measuring and drafting corset pattern, taking home a paper pattern suitable for constructing their own corset. After drafting is complete, Dress up! Any attendees who wish to can try on a variety of corsets.

Saturday Evening Social with Drea Leed

Sunday, April 13: The Perfect Gown: Making an outfit that's right for you: Choosing patterns, fabrics, colors, decoration and detailing, general construction tips, good sources, accessories, Lunch (lunch provided with registration fee), Tudor and Elizabethan Headwear and Hairstyles, Demo: Making a French Hood & Elizabethan Coif, (End of Regular Session).

Sunday Workshop: Make an Elizabethan coif (2 hours). This hands-on workshop with Drea is limited to 20 students. All materials are included in the registration. Students will draft, cut and construct a linen Elizabethan Coif.

Further information and registration forms can be found at our website, (www.costumetalk.com)

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