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

CGW Workshop: Petticoat Bodices

goodcompanyReady for “Breakfast with the Bennets” at Costume College? Regency garments for women are fairly easy to make…if you have the proper undergarments! Mela Hoyt-Heydon, one of our finest instructors, will be teaching a workshop on the petticoat bodice! You will want to act fast when the tickets go on sale. This workshop is limited to 15 students!

Date: Sunday, March 8th

Time:  9 am to 4 pm

Cost: $25.00 CGW and sister guild members / $30.00 for non-members

Tickets: Tickets will go on sale at midnight on Sunday, February 1. Sales will close on Sunday, March 1, or when tickets are sold out.

Children: This workshop will be very busy, so please do not bring children

Food: Lunch will be provided, as well as snacks to keep you going and coffee and tea.

Address: Fullerton College Costume Shop, Room 1329, 321 East Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832

Parking: free parking in Fullerton College Lot C, off of North Lemon Street

Teacher provides: Pattern, instruction & fitting, use of sewing machines and other equipment

Student provides:

  • Canvas, duck, drill, heavy linen, or coutil for the bodice: 1 yard
  • Medium to lightweight cotton, or cotton/poly broadcloth, or linen (No synthetics) for skirt portion
    • Underbust to floor 2 times for those measuring 26” to 36” around underbust
    • Underbust to floor 3 times for those measuring over 36” around underbust
  • Basic sewing kit
  • Measurements to be provided at time of ticket purchase:
    • bust measurement
    • underbust measurement

MelaAbout our instructor: A two-time former dean of Costume College, Mela Hoyt-Heydon is the Coordinator of the Theatre Arts Department at Fullerton College where she has been teaching and their resident costume designer for the last 30 years. She is a member of The Costume Society of America and The United States Institute of Theatre Technology. She’s also a member of the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum’s team working on the Copp Family Textiles. She designs and produces period millinery for the entertainment industry. Her hats can be seen in Vanity Fair, Emma, Jefferson in Paris, Persuasion, North and South, the Aviator and most recently, Comanche Moon. She has also created for many local theaters, television and movie productions, and cruise lines. We’re fortunate to have such a skilled instructor!

CGW Liaison: Rise Reading 310-922-9769