The 1890s Skirt Hem
Precision Through Period Technique
Online Workshop with Live Instructor
August 19 & 26, 2023
Costume On: Master Class is thrilled to bring back the popular 1890s Skirt Hem seminar. Master Classes are online, in real-time with live teachers.
Join Instructor Catherine Scholar to learn period construction and the intricacies of an 1890s skirt hem, crucial for that perfect swing and crisply defined fashion plate style.
The 2-day intensive workshop covers:
Hem facings (using multiple, the various types)
Dust ruffle (how to create & apply)
Fabrics (the various materials required and their effects)
Students will receive a list of required materials that will specify 5 walking skirt pattern options suitable for class, along with a project calendar of weekly goals to prep their skirts for the workshop.
The Master Class will focus on mid to late 1890s street-length walking skirts of wool, but additional notes and tips will be given for:
Ball gowns & formal skirts
Variations of the hem facings & dust ruffles
Applying techniques to lined vs. unlined skirts
How to achieve sculptural folds that hold a perfect shape but can flex and move
Reviewing pattern diagrams and photos of original examples
AUGUST 19 & 26, 2023
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PACIFIC (LOS ANGELES)
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM CENTRAL (CHICAGO)
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM EASTERN (NYC)
2 DAY ONLINE WORKSHOP
6 HOURS EACH DAY + 1 HR LUNCH BREAK
$150 + SUPPLIES
PDF HANDOUT & SUPPLY LIST INCLUDED
These glorious skirts were made by students in previous sessions of The 1890s Skirt Hem master class.
Skirt by K. Stelzer
Costume On is honored to have instructor Catherine Scholar return for this 2 day intensive workshop. These solo seminars are detailed, intensive and focus on specialized areas of costuming, both tech and sewing.
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Catherine served on the board of the Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild for 10 years as Newsletter Editor, Events Coordinator, and President. She has taught many costuming workshops for GBACG, Lacis, Renaissance Fabrics, and Costume College, and is a current fashion student.