Embellishments, by Astrida SchaefferEmbellishments

Constructing Victorian Detail


8×10.5″ trade paper full color with detailed sewing instructions for recreating Victorian detail work. This beautiful book describes in full 10 of the dresses from the University of New Hampshire Irma Bowen collection exhibit. By Astrida Schaeffer. Foreword by Lisa MacFarlane, PhD. Introduction by Kimberly Alexander, PhD. Published by Great Life Press

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WORKSHOP: Victorian Trims & Embellishments
Saturday, October 3, 2015
10 AM – 4 PM
The Portsmouth Athenaeum, Portsmouth, NH

Get inspired by 19th century gown embellishments with author and costume historian Astrida Schaeffer. Learn how the Victorians thought about design, and make a sampler of the piping, cording, pleating, ribbon work, applique and self-trim techniques that made their clothes fabulous. The class includes a visual tour of Victorian gowns, handouts, and hands-on instruction. Fee: 90, pre registration required.

Held in conjunction with Embellishments: Constructing Victorian Detail on view June 19-November 6, 2015.

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