CGW is a club for amateurs and professionals who like to make historical, science fiction, or fantasy costumes.

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CGW Workshop: 18th Century Stays

This workshop is to create fully boned stays using the Larkin & Smith strapless Front and Back Lacing Stays Pattern.  Pattern includes fully illustrated directions to make an authentic and well fitting pair of stays.  The stays are worn with a stomacher and the lacing crossed back and forth in the front and spiral bound in the back.  Pattern includes two sizes and a documentation card with images of the original stays. Teacher:           Mary Johns Date/Time:      ...

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CGW Series: 18th Century Workshops

Do you like to watch historical dramas like Marie Antionette, The Duchess, Outlander?  Do you want to create an 18th Century wardrobe?  Do you want to attend 18th Century events but don’t have anything to wear?  Din’a fash! CGW is hosting a series of 18th Century workshops for you to create your wardrobe.  Details are still being worked out so stayed tuned, eat some cake, and start dreaming of your new wardrobe.   18th Century stays – With teacher Mary...

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CGW Goes to: Dressing Downton Exhibit at the Muzeo

Are you looking for inspiration for designing your teens-era dress?  Join CGW at Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center for the West Coast appearance of Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times.  This exhibit highlights fashion from one of the most widely watched television dramas in the world, Downton Abby.  Follow your favorite characters, both upstairs and down; walk through a costume chronicle of the period that showcases costumes and jewelry from the hit series. Date/Time: ...

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Afternoon Tea & Ice Skating

What could be better than to get dressed up (in a costume of any era) and enjoy a lovely Traditional Afternoon Tea in a beautiful setting with your fellow costumers? And afterwards promenade over to the outdoor ice skating rink? CGW will make a reservation for our group in advance so please be sure to RSVP before the deadline. If you would like to join up with us after the tea. Date/Time (start & finish): Saturday, January 14, 2017 2:00 tea; 4:30 skating Location: Tea is at the Biltmore...

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