welcome to costume on!

-Classes-

may 2-3 / 16-17

Sat & Sun

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Classes are paid for individually, you may pick and choose- please consult schedules times to be sure your choices do not overlap. They will be held in 'rooms' using webconference software on a listed schedule. Classes are broadcast using webcams, attendees do not need a webcam to attend but will need to download the [free] video software

Classes are booked with and paid directly to the teachers. Attendance and wait lists are at their discretion. Questions regarding specific classes should be addressed to those teachers.

 

We want everyone to be able to participate- lists of required materials will be tailored to what attendees may have on hand as much as possible. *Do not leave the house to shop for this* If you are lacking supplies, you are still welcome to attend in a demo capacity.

 See you soon!

 

-18th Century-

Beyond the Fringe:

A Deeper Look at 18th Century Passementerie

Cost: $20                                    Teacher: Denise Hendrick

2 hours

In this class, students will discuss additional elements commonly seen in 18th c. trims and take a look
at 6 gowns from the V&A in more detail. Instructor will teach ways to identify how they are constructed, including internal elements of cord & wire for trim such as- passementerie, fly fringe, puffed 'bonbons', loops & tufts, rosebuds, Tenerife & Ganutell flowers, gimp & picots, flattened puffs, tassels & more.

Students will not be creating trim during this introductory lecture, but attendees will receive a 10% discount off of the detailed online instructional course (47 units).

**Sunday, May 3 full**

 

Sunday, May 17 only

 11:30 am-1:30 pm PST 

1:30-3:30 pm CST 

2:30-4:30 pm EST

Georgian Ribbon Embroidery:

An Overview

Cost: $10                                    Teacher: Denise Hendrick

1 hour

An overview of 18th c. ribbon embroidery examples, including discussion of the stitches and
materials used, with two sample designs you can try at home. Includes use on garments (muffs, pelerines & court suits & more) and household items (fire screens, needle cases).

Students will review ribbon selection, types of stitches & receive 2 pdf patterns to try at home.  

*Optional ribbon kit available for projects- $14 kit fee*

**Saturday, May 2 full**

 

Saturday, May 16 only

9-10 am PST

11 am-12 pm CST

12-1 pm EST

Making to Measure:

Historical Measuring/Patterning for 18th & 19th Century Menswear

Cost: $10                                                Teacher: Paul White

2 hours

Workshop in which students create waistcoat patterns for both the 18th and 19th century eras with paper and pencil using historical methods and learn how to take measures.

 

Various drafting styles will be examined from the 18th century paper strip method to cutting and tailoring guides from 1799, 1818, 1850s and more.

**FULL**

Saturday, May 2

11 am-1 pm PST

1-3 pm CST

2-4 pm EST

Digital Patterning in GIMP:

Resizing & Perfecting your Custom Pattern

Cost: $10                                                Teacher: Paul White

2 hours

Tutorial demonstrates how to digitize a pattern from a book or other physical object (such as a garment or sloper) and manipulate it using the tools in GIMP (Generic Image Manipulation Program), an open-source Photoshop alternative.

 

By the end of the class, students will be able to scan a pattern into GIMP, create a custom graph paper fill pattern for scaling/printing digital patterns, and will be able to redraw an existing pattern to their measurements to minimize the need for multiple mockups. Ideal cutting layouts and adjusting for distortion will also be covered.

**FULL BOTH DAYS** 

MAY 3 & MAY 17

12-2 pm PST

2-4 pm CST

3-5 pm EST

Custom Patterning:

Redrafting 18th Century Stays

Cost: $40                                         Teacher: Carrie Midura

4 hours

Using an extant pattern for stays (provided as a print-at-home document), together we'll walk through the steps of altering and re-drafting the base pattern to become a customized pattern for each individual. Students will learn what measurements are needed, where to take them on the body and how to apply to achieve a perfect fit.

 

Exploration of additional style changes (front stomacher opening, etc) will be discussed, and questions about overall stays-making will be included as time allows.

**Saturday, May 16 full**

2-6 pm PST

4-8 pm CST

5-9 pm EST

 

-Regency-

A Regency project

Recreating an 1820s Tasha Tudor Sleeve

Cost: $15                                         Teacher: Kay Demlow

2 hours

This workshop will help you start with your basic Regency sleeve pattern and draft variations to suit your style. We will use an 1820s gown from the Tasha Tudor collection as our inspiration.

Class will review Regency era sleeves, noting the transition from early, tight-fitting sleeves into the more elaborate sleeves of the 1820s through photos and fashion plates. Students will also look at ways to modify your flat pattern into variations for those styles, including examples of altering a basic pattern into variations for the different styles.

 

Students will then create their own sleeve through pattern drafting and sewing in real-time with teacher guidance.

Saturday, May 2

8:30-10:30 am PST

10:30 am-12:30 pm CST

11:30 am-1:30 pm EST

Muff workshop:

Function, Fashion & Fur

Cost: $45                                  Teacher: Catherine Scholar

3 hours

Students will review historic examples and their accessories, then create their own mid-sized muff out of faux fur or fabric (ruched, pleated, shirred, etc)  in real-time with teacher instruction.

Class includes handout and cutting directions, muff created will contain interior pocket and optional wrist or neck strap.

Saturday, May 16

2-5 pm PST

4-7 pm CST

5-8 pm EST

Making to Measure:

Historical Measuring/Patterning for 18th & 19th Century Menswear

Cost: $10                                                Teacher: Paul White

2 hours

Workshop in which students create waistcoat patterns for both the 18th and 19th century eras with paper and pencil using historical methods and learn how to take measures.

 

Various drafting styles will be examined from the 18th century paper strip method to cutting and tailoring guides from 1799, 1818, 1850s and more.

**FULL**

Saturday, May 2

11 am-1 pm PST

1-3 pm CST

2-4 pm EST

Digital Patterning in GIMP:

Resizing & Perfecting your Custom Pattern

Cost: $10                                                Teacher: Paul White

2 hours

Tutorial demonstrates how to digitize a pattern from a book or other physical object (such as a garment or sloper) and manipulate it using the tools in GIMP (Generic Image Manipulation Program), an open-source Photoshop alternative.

 

By the end of the class, students will be able to scan a pattern into GIMP, create a custom graph paper fill pattern for scaling/printing digital patterns, and will be able to redraw an existing pattern to their measurements to minimize the need for multiple mockups. Ideal cutting layouts and adjusting for distortion will also be covered.

**FULL BOTH DAYS**

MAY 3 & MAY 17

12-2 pm PST

2-4 pm CST

3-5 pm EST

 

-Victorian-

A closer Look at punched paper:

history of a 19th century craft & diy

Cost: $10+$5 kit fee                     Teacher: Kristen Mrozek

2 hours

Learn an original 19th century craft! 'Punched' (perforated) paper became popular in the mid-19th century. It was easy to create and often sold in shops where paper was sold. Ladies often used the tiny holes on the paper to stitch full scenes from patterns in magazines, such as Godey’s Lady’s Book. These could range from incredibly simple, such as a personalized bookmark to an elaborately beaded book cover.

During the class, students will view a presentation I will create and screen share on Zoom. Examples of original 19th century punch paper pieces will be shown close-up with popular motifs of the era. Students will receive several patterns for punch paper projects and participate in a live discussion afterwards, and I will assist students design their own project based on primary sources. Kit will be mailed in advance, but is not required if you just want to follow along.

*Sunday, May 3 full*

Saturday, May 16

11:30 am-1:30 pm PST

1:30-3:30 pm CST

2:30-4:30 pm EST

The Pink Pingat:

Understanding a Couture Gown from 1867

Cost: $10                                      Teacher: Cassidy Percoco

1 hour

Presentation featuring analysis of a couture evening dress from 1867 by noted 19th century designer Pingat, showcasing the pattern drafted from it and putting the gown in historical context. Class will discuss Pingat as a couturier and the state of Parisian haute couture in the 1860s, then explore the specific construction of this gown (seaming , back lacing, cut of the skirt and how attached, trim) as well as accessories that aren't in the main pattern (belt and chemisette/underwaist).

 

Using comparisons to other extant gowns and fashion plates, demonstration will be given on how bodices of this cut can be altered into different looks and for different eras.

Sunday, May 17

7-8 am PST

9-10 am CST

10-11 am EST

Mid-Nineteenth Century fans:

A Review

Cost: $10                                         Teacher: Emily Lapisardi

1 hour

Learn about the history of the primary styles of hand fans used in the mid-nineteenth century, fan anatomy and usage, and how to identify and care for period fans. 

 

Study fans in context through CDVs and portraits, view originals from the instructor's collection, and learn how the presenter makes reproduction Jenny Lind fans. 

 

Please note that this class does not cover fan-making step-by-step, but will recommend resources should you wish to make fans.

Saturday, may 16

7-8 am PST

9-10 am CST

10-11 am EST

Muff workshop:

Function, Fashion & Fur

Cost: $45                                  Teacher: Catherine Scholar

3 hours

Students will review historic examples and their accessories, then create their own mid-sized muff out of faux fur or fabric (ruched, pleated, shirred, etc)  in real-time with teacher instruction.

Class includes handout and cutting directions, muff created will contain interior pocket and optional wrist or neck strap.

Saturday, May 16

2-5 pm PST

4-7 pm CST

5-8 pm EST

Beads, Stones & Human Hair:

A look at 19th Century jewelry

Cost: $10                                        Teacher: Kristen Mrozek

 1 hour

Explore different forms of 19th century jewelry and their context by examining original pieces from the teachers's extensive collection, primary sources, and reproductions (vulcanite, glass beads, pearls, coral, hair & micromosaic). Symbolic motifs, socioeconomic class and the context of appropriate occasions will also be reviewed.

Class will consist of a screen shared presentation, additional images and q & a with the teacher. Original pieces will be shown close up/in detail.

Saturday, May 2

11:30 am-12:30 pm PST

1:30-2:30 pm CST

2:30-3:30 pm EST

millinery workshop:

Basic Millinery/1870-80s dolly varden hat

May 16 & 17

(Same times on sat & sun)

2-6 pm PST

4-8 pm CST

5-9 pm EST

Cost: $45                                         Teacher: Chantal Filson

(EPattern included)

Part 1: 4 hours​ (Sat)

Part 2: 4 hours (Sun)

Make an 1870-80s hat in real-time with a wired buckram frame. Hat is the classic 'Dolly Varden' shepherdess style hugely popular in the 19th century, can be seen in fashion plates, sheet music and print ads. Class includes original epattern hand-drafted by teacher. 

 

This intensive seminar spans both Saturday and Sunday in 2 parts, allotting time for students to complete sections on their own. Each step will be shown on-camera, with made samples to illustrate. Beginners welcome, but some millinery experience is recommended. Everyone is welcome, with the understanding that for novices it may be more a demo for the purposes of sewing samples and taking notes.

*Students provide own materials to make hat, check supply list when registering*

Achieving Closure:

Hand-sewn Buttonholes & Eyelets

Cost: $25                                  Teacher: Catherine Scholar

1.5 hours

Learn to close your garment the old-fashioned way, with hand-sewn buttonholes or eyelets.

Create beautiful buttonholes and eyelets by hand in real-time with a live instructor, and up the accuracy or couture factor of your garment.  We’ll explore plain buttonholes, bar tacks, keyhole buttonholes, and eyelets for your laced garments. 

**Saturday, May 16 full**

9 am-10:30 am PST

11 am-12:30 pm CST

12-1:30 pm EST

millinery workshop:

1887 Asymmetrical short brim hat

**May 2 & 3 full**

1870 hat workshop still available, below in millinery section

Cost: $50                                         Teacher: Chantal Filson

(EPattern included)

Part 1: 4 hours​ (Sat)

Part 2: 4 hours (Sun)

Make an 1880s hat in real-time with a wired buckram frame. Hat is modeled after an original 1880s Spanish dressmaking guide and was a popular style also depicted in fashion plates of the period. Class includes original epattern hand-drafted by teacher with variations for either velvet or silk. 

 

This intensive seminar spans both Saturday and Sunday in 2 parts, allotting time for students to complete sections on their own. Each step will be shown on-camera, with made samples to illustrate. Recommended for intermediate to advanced skill levels with millinery experience. Beginners & novices are welcome with the understanding that it would then be a demo for the purposes of sewing samples and taking notes.

*Students provide own materials to make hat, check supply list when registering*

 

-Edwardian-

Edwardian drawers workshop:

Historical Overview & Drafting your Own

Cost: $25                                          Teacher: Carrie Midura

3 hours

Students will review a sampler of styles from the era and look at completed samples made with these methods.

Class includes a tutorial on taking the necessary measurements and how to use them to draft a custom pattern using methods taken from original 19th century cutting guides. Demo includes how to alter the completed pattern to add flounces and lace inserts. Class finishes with a general q & a for more detail on construction.

*Sunday, May 3 full*

Sunday, May 17

10:30 am-1:30 pm PST

12:30-3:30 pm CST

1:30-4:30 pm EST

Sisters in solidarity:

Sewing a Suffragette Sash

Cost: $25                                  Teacher: Catherine Scholar

1.5 hours

Make a statement about equality with your own Suffragette sash!

Get ready for the 2020 women’s suffrage centennial events, or just express your feelings about women’s rights.  Make fabric suffragette sashes just like our foremothers wore when they marched for our rights. Students will create sashes in real-time with teacher instruction, using fabrics on hand and an unbreakable spirit. :)

*Sunday, May 3 full*

Sunday, May 17

2:30-4 pm PST 

4:30-6 pm CST 

5:30-7 pm EST

 

-Embroidery-

Beyond the Fringe:

A Deeper Look at 18th Century Passementerie

Cost: $20                                     Teacher: Denise Hendrick

2 hours

In this class, students will discuss additional elements commonly seen in 18th c. trims and take a look
at 6 gowns from the V&A in more detail. Instructor will teach ways to identify how they are constructed, including internal elements of cord & wire for trim such as- passementerie, fly fringe, puffed 'bonbons', loops & tufts, rosebuds, Tenerife & Ganutell flowers, gimp & picots, flattened puffs, tassels & more.

Students will not be creating trim during this introductory lecture, but attendees will receive a 10% discount off of the detailed online instructional course (47 units).

**Sunday, May 3 full**

Sunday, May 17 only

 11:30 am-1:30 pm PST 

1:30-3:30 pm CST 

2:30-4:30 pm EST

Georgian Ribbon Embroidery:

An Overview

Cost: $10                                      Teacher: Denise Hendrick

1 hour

An overview of 18th c. ribbon embroidery examples, including discussion of the stitches and
materials used, with two sample designs you can try at home. Includes use on garments (muffs, pelerines & court suits & more) and household items (fire screens, needle cases).

Students will review ribbon selection, types of stitches & receive 2 pdf patterns to try at home.  

*Optional ribbon kit available for projects- $14 kit fee*

Saturday, May 16

9-10 am PST

11 am-12 pm CST

12-1 pm EST

Bayeux Tapestry Stitch Workshop:

Tutorial & discussion of an ages-old tradition

Cost: Free!                                             Teacher: Leah Lloyd

(Thank you Leah! xo)

1.5 hours

A hands-on tutorial of the embroidery style known as the Bayeux Tapestry Stitch, with a discussion of how it evolved into Or Nue, Opus Anglicanum, and Gold Couching, with links to examples for student review.

 

It is recommended that attendees come prepared with an embroidery hoop, half a yard of white linen, scissors, multiple large-eye needles, and two different colors of wool embroidery floss. A simple 4" outline drawing as a pattern is suggested (ie bird, rabbit, daisy)

**Classes Full**

3-4:30 pm PST

5-6:30 pm CST

6-7:30 pm EST

Intro to Digitizing Embroidery:

An Overview

Cost: $20                                    Teacher: Denise Hendrick

2 hours

A hands-on demo of how to digitize your first embroidery designs using Stitch Era Universal software with designs provided by the teacher. Students will download free demo or paid version in advance to use during class, sample art files for tutorial will be provided by teacher. 

Students will learn to use the program and how to customize settings, convert artwork to stitches, export designs and more. Technical logistics of the conversion will also be covered, such as pull compensation, underlays and color changes.

Purchase of software is not required for class, free demo version works for tutorial purposes. Teacher will provide info upon registration. (If you wish to invest, the fee is $24 annually)

**Sunday, May 3 full**

Sunday, May 17 only

9-11 am PST

11 am-1 pm CST

12-2 pm EST

 

-Millinery-

millinery workshop:

Basic Millinery/1870-80s dolly varden hat

May 16 & 17

(Same times on sat & sun)

2-6 pm PST

4-8 pm CST

5-9 pm EST

Cost: $45                                         Teacher: Chantal Filson

(EPattern included)

Part 1: 4 hours​ (Sat)

Part 2: 4 hours (Sun)

Make an 1870-80s hat in real-time with a wired buckram frame. Hat is the classic 'Dolly Varden' shepherdess style hugely popular in the 19th century, can be seen in fashion plates, sheet music and print ads. Class includes original epattern hand-drafted by teacher. 

 

This intensive seminar spans both Saturday and Sunday in 2 parts, allotting time for students to complete sections on their own. Each step will be shown on-camera, with made samples to illustrate. Beginners welcome, but some millinery experience is recommended. Everyone is welcome, with the understanding that for novices it may be more a demo for the purposes of sewing samples and taking notes.

*Students provide own materials to make hat, check supply list when registering*

millinery workshop:

1887 Asymmetrical short brim hat

Cost: $50                                         Teacher: Chantal Filson

(EPattern included)

Part 1: 4 hours​ (Sat)

Part 2: 4 hours (Sun)

Make an 1880s hat in real-time with a wired buckram frame. Hat is modeled after an original 1880s Spanish dressmaking guide and was a popular style also depicted in fashion plates of the period. Class includes original epattern hand-drafted by teacher with variations for either velvet or silk. 

 

This intensive seminar spans both Saturday and Sunday in 2 parts, allotting time for students to complete secti