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Jane Smith Millinery Workshop 1 (JSMW1) - Part 1 of 3

  • Fullerton College 321 East Chapman Avenue Fullerton, CA, 92832 United States (map)

~Period Shakos and Peaked Hats~

Using buckrum as a base and a leather visor, you will be taught both traditional millinery hand sewing techniques, along with modern machine work, to create a shako hat from your choice of designs. You will also learn how to create a feather plume or pompom. All of your supplies to complete the shako, trimmings and feathered plume/pompom will be included along with lunch each day. A basic sewing kit will be needed.

Class Time: 3 sessions, 6 1/2 hours each including a lunch break

Maximum Class Size: 12 people

Fee: $550

***Email Mela at for:
-Discount info on groups of 3 or more per class
-Discount info for one student enrolling in all 3 classes
-Your lunch preference (you’re vegan, you’re vegetarian, you don’t eat chicken, you eat anything!)

All classes will be held at Fullerton College’s Costume Shop Room 1129 (upstairs, no elevator access). Maps, hotel and further info will be sent out.

Jane Smith started making hats for theatre and film in 1968, and works in felt, straw, buckram, plastic and fabric in her London studio. Her hats can be seen in such films as The Duchess, Sweeney Todd, Harry Potter, Jane Eyre, Great Expectations, The Invisible Woman, Pan, The Iron Lady and 47 Ronin. She is currently working on Belgravia and Ammonite, both set in 1840’s. Please visit Jane’s website for more.