Class: Baby Got Back: Make a Bustle Skirt 1870-1889

$ 150.00 per

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Come make a bustle skirt with Catherine Scholar!

There’s nothing quite like the ornate opulence of the bustle era, when virtually no part of a gown was untrimmed or undraped.  Join us to create fabulous Victorian skirts from 1870-1889.  We will start with your choice of Truly Victorian pattern as a foundation, and augment it with techniques from dressmaking manuals of the era to take our skirts to another level of beauty and authenticity.

Students will need to bring all sewing tools, supplies for their skirt, a Truly Victorian skirt pattern dated 1870-1889, and the appropriate undergarments and shoes.  A supply list, Truly Victorian coupon code, and list of appropriate patterns will be sent to paid students.  Washable fabrics will need to be washed and pressed in advance of class.

About the instructor: Catherine Scholar read “Little House on the Prairie” at age five and has been obsessed with historic clothing ever since. She learned to sew at her mother’s knee and to embroider at her grandmother’s. In high school she discovered vintage dance, the Northern Renaissance Pleasure Faire, and Dickens Fair, and was amazed to learn that she could combine her passions for dance, costume, history and theater. Catherine has taught for many years for Costume College and the Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild (GBACG) and served on the GBACG board of directors for over a decade.

$150 for two days of instruction.

Class size is limited.  Reserve your spot now!


February 8 & 9, 2020


10:00am to 5:00pm

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