This past weekend, members of the 21st GA along with guests from GCVM attended a workshop aimed at educating them about children’s and women’s clothing with the target years of the 1850’s and 1860’s. There were 19 of us overall and the gentlemen provided a delicious lunch for us to enjoy our learning experience.
Our first presentation was on children’s clothes and featured our guest speaker Malinda. She has two of her own and is very well-educated on the subject. She used a Power Point presentation and items from her own collection to teach us about children’s layers. Several of the ladies went home and immediately made things for their little ones based on her patterns and teaching!
The next workshop was on women’s clothing. I demonstrated the layering system from the skin out for a basic wardrobe. The ladies each took home packets of ESC’s free patterns and articles to help get them started. We followed up with a free wardrobe assessment to look at things ladies had in their wardrobes that were questionable. Everybody was really enthusiastic and couldn’t wait for the next one!