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18th Century Series- Shift 1 of 2

We are excited and thrilled to teach this comprehensive 18th Century series. Inspired by the American Duchess Book by the incredibly knowledgeable Lauren Stowell and Abby Cox.

Our very own Mela Hoyt-Heydon will cover many of the techniques taught in the American Duchess book along with her own techniques developed from years as a Union Costume Designer and Historical Costume Creator. 

This series will cover traditional 18th century clothing beginning with undergarments including; shift, stay, petticoat, and bum pad. Finishing with an Italian style gown. 

You may take the classes separately or take the entire series. 

This class will cover making a shift. It will be taught on 2 separate Tuesday evening classes.

A shift is worn as the innermost layer of 18th century women's clothing. The basic shape remained the same from the 16th until the early 19th century. It was the worn by all classes and was usually made of linen or cotton.

Class time: 2 sessions, 3 hours each class        

Maximum class size: 8 people

Supplies needed: A supply list will be sent once you have registered. 

Prerequisites: Introduction to the Sewing Machine and Beginning Sewing or basic sewing skills     

Fee: $45.00 for 2 sessions