Jun. 6, 2013
PUT-IN-BAY — Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial will host a two-day “War of 1812 Dress Making Workshop” the weekend of June 15 and 16, and again June 29 and 30 in preparation for upcoming bicentennial events.
Workshop participants will have the chance to collaborate with historical fashion experts Cathy Taylor and Steve Pontious in order to create their dream 1812 garment.
The workshop will be at Put-in-Bay Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the workshop, Taylor and Pontious will walk you through the process of creating a unique and personalized frock from start to finish with tips to achieve authenticity and information about the style of the time, most notable for the ubiquitously preferred empire waist line.
Participants in the free workshop need a basic understanding of garment construction and the supplies for creating a dress. Bringing a sewing machine is strongly encouraged, as it will allow completion the major portion of the dress within the two days.
Workshop seating is limited and registration is required. Secure your position, and receive a necessary supply list by contacting Trudy Roth at 419-285-2184 or via email at email@example.com.
For people who wish to dress the part at the upcoming bicentennial events, but who don’t want to make their own garments, experienced seamstresses will be available during the workshops to take custom dress orders. Registration is not required for seamstress consultations. For details on this workshop, visit www.nps.gov/pevi or call 419-285-2184.