Virtual Meeting on April 11, 2020

Due to concerns about COVID-19, we will be holding our regularly scheduled meeting on Saturday, April 11, 2020 online using GoToMeeting.

The virtual meeting will begin at 1:30 pm, with a brief business meeting followed by our regularly scheduled speaker. Details about how to log into the meeting will be made available through the email loop and Facebook group. We look forward to seeing you online!

April 11: Caitlin Sheldon – Costume and Clothing History for Writers

In this presentation for anyone who wants to add period clothing details to their historical novels, historical costumer Caitlin Sheldon will explain the bits that keep the historically-minded reader completely immersed in the period. Topics covered will include but are not limited to:

  • how many layers, exactly, did women wear and in what eras?
  • “yes, I can breathe in this corset”
  • bodice closures for the bodice-rippers
  • the difference between silk and satin, and why it matters

Hand made examples of some of the clothing items and fabrics in question will be available for examination.

Librarian and historical costumer Caitlin Sheldon has been both an obsessive reader and sewist since childhood. She currently spends her days helping researchers and building collections at a public library, and her nights and weekends sewing historical clothing and traveling to events where she can wear her creations among like-minded friends

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