Woman's Wrapper Workshop/Class
with Angela Murphy and Kathy Scott
Saturday, February 25 (Snow Date TBD)
9 AM - 4 PM
(fee includes coffee/tea and lunch)
Basic Sewing Skill Needed
Limit 15 (Pre-registration Only)
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The 18th century woman’s wrapper (woman's banyon) was an informal, full-length, slightly fitted gown.
Worn throuhgout the 18th century by women of all classes, the design of the wrapper was based upon the Japanese Kimono. Considered a form of elegeant undress, it was worn with petticoats and stays while at home, in the morning, and evenings when receiving friends and family.
The wrapper gown is a great addition to a reenactress’ wardrobe. It can be made of linen, fine wool or silk and will cover a multitude of modernity. This one garment can easily be donned when needing to walk through camp before getting properly dressed. (Gone will be the pajamas and yoga pants peaking from beneath your bedgown or cloak whilst visiting the necessary or coaxing last nights coals into a fire to prepare that needed morning tea and coffee.)
This will be a one day class for seamstresses with basic experience. We have carefully researched this garment and will teach you how to redraft the pattern, which we have devised, for your particular measurements and how it is all put together. You will walk away with a copy of our research and directions for construction. At the end of the day you should be well on your way to a completed wrapper gown.
100% of the proceeds from this class will go to the benefit of the Fort at No.4