Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Historic Fashion Workshop Series: “To the Making of Your Breeches”


Burnley and Trowbridge Company specializes in historically accurate fabrics, notions, patterns, research material and related items.
"In keeping with our commitment to the education and perpetuation of the interest in Historic Fashion, we have developed a series of Hands-on Workshops.All are conducted in Williamsburg VA, only 2.5 miles from the Historic District. Our facility is a private and self-contained environment where you can "immerse" yourself in the learning process. Some of the Workshops offered in the past have been Gown Draping, Stays, Breeches, Unlined Frock Coats, Lady's Jackets, Wigs and Makeup, Riding Habits, Cloaks and Outerwear, Silk Hats & Caps, and Deportment. As always, your continued patronage and support have allowed us to bring you these workshops."
“To the Making of Your Breeches”
A Hands-On Workshop
Friday Afternoon, September 18th, Saturday, September 19th & Sunday, September 20th 2015
 The most common legwear worn by men during the eighteenth-century was a pair of breeches.  Coming into fashion during the 1660s this garment fastened around the waist, fit firmly and smoothly across the thighs, and ended below the knees.  Over the course of 2 1/2 days, join Journeyman Tailor, Neal Hurst, as we learn the 18th century tailor’s method of taking the measure, patterning and constructing a well fitted pair of breeches.  Participants will have the option of choosing a flap or button front and will construct their own breeches using period hand sewing techniques.

This is a Level 3 Workshop
Class size will be limited to 12 Participants
Registration Deadline August 18th, 2015

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