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CGW Workshop: Teens Era Dress – part 1 and part 2

In connection with the continuation of compiling your Teens Era wardrobe Costumer’s Guild West, Inc. is hosting a two-session workshop for constructing a Teens era day or evening dress (not a day suit).

Teacher:  Mela Hoyt-Heydon

Class participation is limited to 15 Students

 

Session 1 – Teens Era Dress Underbodice

In this class, students will draft and mock up an underbodice suitable for a draped teens-era dress. We will fit a basic muslin, create a clean pattern, and make the underbodice. We will also discuss the appropriate fabrics to use for day and evening wear, as well as other eras the underbodice can be used for. Students should expect to finish or be close to finishing an underbodice suitable for draping a teens era dress.

When:  June 11, 2017; 9:30 am – 5:30 p.m.

Cost:  $35.00

Teacher will provide:  Fabric to drape with, pattern paper, a muslin already drafted to their measurements to start with.

Student to Provide:  Fabric and paper scissors, pins, basic sewing kit, picture of the gown they wish to drape, under garments.  If the student already has fabric set aside for the dress, please bring it, so that we can discuss their choice with their design.

Tickets:  Registration will be open from March 14, 2017 – through – May 27, 2017 11:00 p.m.  Click here to register for Session 1.

Location:  Atelier Mela, 109 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832

Parking:  Behind, in front and across the street in both the structure and the train station.

Food:  Students to bring their own lunch for each session (There is a Subway around the corner).

You will be asked to provide your bust, under bust, waist, high hip, hip, front length, back length, under arm to waist

 

Session 2 – Teens Era Dress Draping

*Prerequisite* Student must have a complete appropriate underbodice, either from Session 1 or pre-approved by instructor. In this class, students will drape a teens era dress on a previously completed underbodice. They should expect to have a partially or mostly completed teens era day or evening dress.

Student to Provide: Fabric and scissors, pins, basic sewing kit, picture of the gown they wish to drape, under garments, muslin mockup.

When:  September 23, 2017; 9:30 am – 5:30 p.m.

Cost:  $25.00

Tickets:  Registration will be open from March 14, 2017 – through – September 16, 2017, 11:00 pm.  Click here to register for Session 2.

Location:  Atelier Mela, 109 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832

Parking:  Behind, in front and across the street in both the structure and the train station.

Food:  Students to bring their own lunch for each session (There is a Subway around the corner).

 

About Mela Hoyt-Heydon:

Mela is a union costume designer for the entertainment industry who has been designing and creating historical clothing and millinery since 1979. Her designs have graced stages across the United States, cruise ships, television, film, theme parks, parades and events. Mela has been active with CGW since the early 1980’s and a founding member of Costume College. For the last 35 years she has also been the head of the costuming program at Fullerton College from which she is retiring on June 1, 2017. While she is retiring from the college, she will continue to design and teach at her millinery shop/sewing studio which opened in Fullerton in December of 2016.

 

CGW Liaison:  Colleen Crosby

Ticket Information:  Cynthia Aronin, CGW VP