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2018 CGW Annual Meeting

Costumer’s Guild West Annual Meeting Date: Saturday, October 6, 2017 Location: Calvary Church of Eastwood 2103 Batson Ave., Rowland Heights, CA 91748 Parking is in the lot next to the church, or along Batson Ave. Tickets: Get your ticket here! Tickets are free, but they are important, to make sure we have an accurate count for lunch. Time: 11:00am-4:30pm The annual meeting is open to all members of the CGW and all those interested in the CGW. The rough schedule is as follows: 11am –...

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CGW Goes to a Jewelry Auction Preview 📿💎💍

Would you like to view up close and try on fabulous jewelry?  Bonham’s auction house lets you view and try on jewelry at auction previews.  There will be pre-viewing of a jewelry auction on Dec. 9th through 11th at Bonham’s LA for an auction on Dec 12th.   No requirement to sign up for auction or to bid!  No cost! When:  CGW Goes To the Preview on Saturday December 9th, at 1 p.m. Where:  Bonham’s  is located at 7601 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.  Free parking behind the...

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CGW Goes to FIDM Museum & Galleries – Luncheon & Lectures

Please Join CGW at the Thierry Mugler Alien to Angel Luncheon & Lecture. When: Saturday, December 9, 2017; 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Where: FIDM Orange County Campus 17590 Gillette Ave., Irvine, CA 92614. Speakers: Joanna Abijaoude, Museum Associate, FIDM Museum; Kimberly Truhler, Film + Fashion Historian, GlamAmor; Christina Johnson, Associate Curator, FIDM Museum. Ticket Price: $95.00. Tickets available: here. CGW will be presenting a check for the adoption of Queen Victoria’s Mantle.  For...

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CGW Goes to the Great Dickens Christmas Fair

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is a one-of-a-kind holiday adventure into Victorian London –  an elaborate party with hundreds of costumed players performing and interacting with patrons in over 120,000 square feet of theatrically-lit music halls, pubs, dance floors, and Christmas shops. It’s a twilight evening in Charles Dickens’ London Town – a city of winding lanes filled with colorful characters from both literature and history. Enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts...

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CGW Workshop Series: 18th Century English Gown

We will be using the Larking & Smith English Gown pattern c. 1760’s-1770’s which includes a stomacher front & en fourreau back.  Drafted from an original 18th c gown, this pattern gives elaborately illustrated step-by-step instructions.  Designed to be assembled and completed by hand it also offers variations for middling and working class gowns.  Taking the skill of draping a gown in the mantua maker’s way and combining it with modern pattern elements, this gown will give you...

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