I will be teaching a new class for “A is for Artistic” beginning June 26, 2012. (http://aforartistic2.homestead.com/index.html) The demonstration is for dressing a miniature doll in Edwardian dress. The doll is complete in detail from hose and garters, to shoes, to dress and all of her accessories. The class is a 6-week class, but you can work at your own pace. I will be there the entire time to answer your questions. The nice part about this class is that one does not need to have a miniature doll to play. I will have a pattern (general) for you to fit any lady doll size, preferably 12” or below. In the class you will dress (permanently or sewn) an historically correct Edwardian costume. While at class, we will have questions and answer time about research and bringing other concepts or costumes to fruition. The class figure and instructions are for miniatures; however, the concepts apply to any figure. SIZE DOES NOT MATTER. Learn simple pattern adjustments and ways to interpret idea to fit your specific needs. All you need to bring is your imagination. We can discuss challenges and as well as multiple ways to accomplish a task. Larger dolls have more unique needs, though many of the principles and practices are similar. (Participants should feel free to ask any sewing questions or questions regarding their specific project.) Students with larger dolls will receive basic instruction to enlarge the patterns or create patterns for the larger figures. The course will take the participant from the naked doll, through research of period garments and fully dress a figure in an historically correct manner. You will be able to complete a full Edwardian dressed doll including undergarments, costume, wig, and accessories. Skill Level – Beginner but knowledge in simple sewing skills would be preferable. If you would like to join us in this fun class, please read more details and sign up at here: http://www.aforartistic.com/EdwardianCostumeinDetail.html
I look forward to seeing you there.