In this class we will explore the many aspects of ladies’ shifts from 1760 to 1800. Handouts will be provided, but more importantly you will be able to examine an extant shift dated from 1790-1810 as well as handle and explore a reproduction of a 1770s shift.
Instruction will be given on the measuring, cutting, and sewing of your own garment. We will speak about variations in sleeve and neckline styles and will offer these as options for your projects as well. By the end of this class you will be well on your way to a finished shift.
Students should be confident in their hand stitching ability. We will use the running stitch, backstitch, buttonhole stitch, and felling stitch.
Saturday, February from 9am-5pm
Sunday, February from 9am-3pm
Instructor: Cait Southard
All materials, catered lunch, and snacks provided for both days