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Short gown


Learn to make an 18th century Shortgown!


This is a 2-day Class, Sundays March 6 & 13, 1-4pm


Gather in the Tavern and learn to make a period appropriate Short gown (ladies jacket), using a JP Ryan pattern (provided for your use during class) to add to your 18th century wardrobe. Basic sewing skills are required.

Participants should bring a sewing machine (in good working order!) with an extension cord, and the usual sewing needs: needles, thread, pins, both fabric and thread scissors, tape measure, marking pencil etc. You also need to provide the fabric for the outter shell of the short gown, preferably a period appropriate medium weight linen or cotton. Please wash and dry this fabric before class. The following purveyors are known to carry period appropriate fabrics:

Townsends , Burnley and Trowbridge, and Wm Booth, Draper. Our local Joann Fabrics also carries a limited supply of appropriate fabrics (please, no polyester).

In the class you will learn to cut and fit your short gown using a "Muslin", which will then become your lining. High quality Muslin lining will be provided. You will then cut and sew the rest of the short gown based on your muslin.


The class is free (a Materials fee, payable at the first class is $25) , however
Pre-Registration is required

NOTE -Class limited to 6 participants.



For more information about this class and assistance with fabric purchases, e-mail RSVP Carol Greiner - or - call/text Carol at 724-799-1487.

For other information email the Museum office -or- call (412) 486-0563 and leave a message.




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