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

CGW Events

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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CGW Workshop: Teens Slip

This is the third workshop in the CGW Teens Series! At the end of the day, you should have a mostly-completed slip to wear under 1909-1916-style dresses. This will be your foundation for Late Edwardian clothing, including events  for Titanic, season 1 of Downton Abbey, Early Automobile (Model T), and Doctor Zhivago. We will be constructing a pattern custom-drafted by Natalie Meyer. This workshop will be limited to 7 students. Date/Time: Saturday, February 18, 2017, time 10am...

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CGW Workshop: Teens combinations

This is the second workshop in the CGW Teens Series! At the end of the day, you should have a mostly-completed combination underwear to wear under 1909-1916-style dresses. This will be your foundation for Late Edwardian clothing, including events  for Titanic, season 1 of Downton Abbey, Early Automobile (Model T), and Doctor Zhivago. We will be constructing the Wearing History Circa 1917 Combination Underwear & Chemise Pattern, as taught by Rebecca Metzger. This workshop will be...

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CGW Goes to the Movies

CGW members meet up to go to movies that would be of interest to costumers. You are encouraged to wear a costume if you have one, or join us in your regular clothes. This is a perfect time to try out a new costume or wear something that you’ve “thrown together.” Remember that most of the event is in the dark, so if you don’t feel like you’re quite up to usual costume standards, that’s okay! The movies will be the price of a movie ticket, and each person will...

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