University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Period-ic Sewing Table: Choosing Material Elements for Better Costume Construction

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Instructor:
Margaret Wolseley


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA90 June 13, 2015
Crs #:
511
Date:
Sat Jun 13
Time:
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee:
$3.00
Length:
2 hrs
Credits:
2
Attendees:
10/20
Room:
113
Course Category:
Arts & Sciences
Track:
Fiber Arts
Description
Will this fabric drape the way the gown in that portrait does? What thread should I use for this garment? Gathering the right materials is essential to getting beautiful results from your costuming efforts. This in-depth class is for students with a deep interest in sewing clothes, especially hand sewing them, although sewers who prefer machines and interested beginners are welcome. The class will cover terms and uses for fabrics including different weights of linens, different weaves of wool, different qualities of silk, and other fibers such as cotton and rayon. We will examine how to select and employ useful notions such as threads and tape. We will also discuss the importance of choosing quality tools for sewing such as needles, thimbles, scissors, and awls. We will consider the differences in materials used to construct outer layers, linings and interlinings, courtly garments and everyday clothes. Although we will primarily discuss period fabrics, we will also look at some modern substitutes and penny-saving measures. The first 20 students can purchase a materials sample card.