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  • Class: The Ultimate Bustle Skirt with Veronica March 10th (in person)

    $ 125.00

    Come make a bustle skirt with our very own Veronica! This Bustle Skirt Pattern is the only one you’ll ever need. It is customizable, size adjustable, and can be styled multiple ways.

    In this workshop, Veronica will give a brief overview of bustle skirts in the 1880s, and she will have several examples of underskirts and overskirts. Then in the practical portion of the workshop, you will cut out and sew the underskirt, cut out and drape the overskirt, and go over options for adjusting the skirt hem to have a train as well as trimming ideas. Veronica will provide customizable patterns for participants on gridded tracing paper.

    Sunday, March 10, 2023 from 9 am – noon, 1 pm – 6 pm
    Renaissance Fabrics, 6200 Center St, G-1, Clayton, CA 94517

    This class is for intermediate or advanced sewists. No Beginners, please. We will move quickly. Class is open to all genders, and ages 16 and up.

    Students will need to provide:

    All sewing tools (scissors, pins, sewing machine, thread, tape measure, reading glasses, notebook, pencil, tailor’s chalk)
    3-4 yards for the underskirt and 2 yards for the over drape (can be the same or 2 different fabrics) plus trims for their skirt.
    3 yards of 1″ twill tape/double fold bias tape/ribbon
    Appropriate undergarments (chemise, corset, lobster tail bustle support) and shoes.

    We will have some bustle supports to lend for fitting, but it is best to bring your own, so that you can fit your skirt directly over your own support. Washable fabrics will need to be washed, and all fabrics need to be pressed in advance of class.

    About the instructor:

    Veronica started sewing as a teenager, making her first costume from dyed curtain fabric. She has been sewing since; through careers and care-taking, sewing has been a constant. She has been deep in the various bustle periods for years. Bustle dresses are great for grand balls and picnics.

    $125 for 8 hours of instruction.

    Class size is limited to 6 people.  Reserve your spot now!



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