5 Day Course 6th – 10th August
Dresses of the 1860s feature sloping shoulders, low armholes and a round bust. This course will focus on the cut of day and evening bodices as well as skirts of the crinoline period. Students will learn about materials, construction and the use of padding to transform the body into the fashionable silhouette of the period. Each student will draft a pattern and make a full scale toile of each type of bodice. A full toile of a skirt will be made by the entire class to fit on a model wearing a reproduction of 1860s undergarments and crinoline from the school’s archive. Ninenteenth century clothes from the Hopkins collection will be available for close examination.
Tutor – Luca Costigliolo
£490 / £ 325 concessions – 8 places