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)
Dame Karis Jessica Pursey
Dame Fearga Kavanagh