COSTUME ON 5

OCTOBER 22-23, 2022

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JANAN BOEHME

HISTORIAN & SPECIAL PROJECTS

WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE

?DAY, ?

? AM PACIFIC

?:00 PM CENTRAL

?1:00 PM EASTERN 

Step into the world of enigmatic rifle heiress Sarah Winchester and her unique San Jose mansion, and meet some of the people who inhabited this fascinating place.  Fashions range from the workaday to the formal, and from the Victorian to the Edwardian—including costumes from the 2018 film Winchester!

 

The lecture will begin with a brief overview of the history and legends surrounding Sarah Winchester and her house, and then dive into the photo collection, which will largely range in date from 1886 to 1915. These will include Sarah, a number of her female relatives, and some of the folk who lived and worked on the estate. The presentation will conclude with a look at the costumes featured in the movie.

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 FORMAL, DEADLY, SEXY

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BRANDON BROOKS

CURATOR

JOHN L. WEHLE GALLERY 

GENESEE COUNTRY VILLAGE & MUSEUM

SUNDAY, OCT 23

9:00 - 10:00 AM PACIFIC

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CENTRAL

12:00 - 1:00 PM EASTERN 

Take a dive into some of the more interesting uses of black in 19th-century American fashions for men, women, and children.  From deep mourning to decorative, from formal uniformity to sexy statements, black as a color enjoys a rich history of varied applications. 

 

How was such an evocative color achieved?  What dangers lie in the creation and wearing of such a color? Why does black transcend time and space?  This talk features fabulous extant originals from the Susan Greene Collection.    

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WOVEN THREAD BUTTON WORKSHOP

$25

GINA BARRETT

GINA B SILKWORKS

SATURDAY, OCT 22

11:00 AM-1:00 PM PACIFIC

1:00-3:00 PM CENTRAL

2:00-4:00 PM EASTERN 

Join Instructor Gina B for this button workshop which teachers two historical textile button designs (with a third option if time permits) that would appear to be specifically designed for modern Halloween costumes. The eye is a German 19th century button style, while the spider web option has its origins in 16th/17th century design.

 

A handout will also be given (pdf format) to include instructions for the buttons to finish any that are not completed during class.

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CAPSULE WARDROBE

$10?

BEVIN LYNN

SUNDAY, OCT 23

11:00 AM-1:00 PM PACIFIC

1:00-3:00 PM CENTRAL

2:00-4:00 PM EASTERN 

Join Instructor Bevin Lynn

A handout will also be given (pdf format) to include instructions for the buttons to finish any that are not completed during class.

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WITCH HAT

MILLINERY WORKSHOP

$75

DENISE WALLACE-SPRIGGS

DWS STUDIO

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCT 22-23

11:00 AM-1:00 PM PACIFIC

1:00-3:00 PM CENTRAL

2:00-4:00 PM EASTERN 

Advance your millinery skills, or begin anew in this workshop with Denise Wallace-Spriggs. Take a dive into working with buckram while making a fun Halloween-themed fashionable Witch's Hat.
The teacher will review some examples of pointed hats and discuss the unique challenges that making a hat with a cone shape can present, including how to adjust the basic pattern to suit your desired style.

 

In this two-part workshop, students will learn how to cut, shape and wire buckram into a form. They will cover the pieces with fabric, and review which types of textiles will work for the desired effect. Denise will demonstrate hand-stitching techniques as well as ways to use a sewing machine. Students can work along as she demonstrates how to use a paper pattern as a forming guide. The class will also discuss determining yardage, edge wiring, assembling the parts, lining, and finishing techniques.
 

This workshop is in real-time with a live teacher. Students will receive a tool and materials list, and a pdf pattern download to print and use as a sloper for class.


**Note: This workshop is a demonstration with interaction, Students may need to finish their hats after the session.

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AN ENGLISH BLACKWORK SMOCK

$15

ERIN HARVEY MOODY

CHRISTY GORDON BATY

RELICS IN SITU

SUNDAY, OCT 23

11:00 AM-1:00 PM PACIFIC

1:00-3:00 PM CENTRAL

2:00-4:00 PM EASTERN 

The smock and shirt was an essential piece of clothing in the 16th century.  From queen to farmer, everybody wore one. And they were frequently embellished with embroidery. 

 

In this workshop, we will be examining a magnificently embroidered English smock in the collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. We will be focusing in granular detail on the ground cloth, needlework, seam treatments, closures, and motifs of the design. This workshop includes a pdf of a primary repeat motif from the original which we will demonstrate how to recreate with your own materials.

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