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Workshop for historic fashions and sewing coming to Chatham

Chatham-Kent-MuseumThe Chatham-Kent Museum is inviting anyone who loves historic fashion, sewing projects, puzzling, and/or interesting challenges, to a historic dress pattern workshop with Anita Brinkman.

Patrons may come out for an afternoon where they will learn basic identifying characteristics of several periods of fashion, how to find and research genuine historic garment patterns and how to enlarge them for actual use. As a take-home, participants will have a choice of several historic dress patterns to choose from, and work with one of two methods, to enlarge it into a pattern they will be able to use to create a historically accurate period dress.
This workshop is recommended for people with intermediate sewing skills, knowledge of how to create pleats and gathers, several different seam styles/finishes.

Follow-up help days will be available, for those with questions or sewing difficulties in creating the garments.

The workshop will take place on Friday, February 7 at 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. in Studio 1 of the Cultural Centre, 75 William Street North, Chatham. Cost is $20. Class size is limited to 12. Registration may be done in person at the Cultural Centre Box Office at 75 William Street North, by phone 519-354-8338, or at