Historical Sewing Workshops

Historical Sewing Workshops Historical Sewing Workshops by Shelley Peters. Sharpen your historical sewing skills! Learn how to construct a corset in any era, then on to the rest!

Shelley Peters has been sewing for over 50 years. She sewed her first dress in 2nd grade and costumed her 8 brothers and sisters for home productions. Her three children and their friends were always dressed in creative Halloween costumes. She moved on to Renaissance, wedding gowns, and Dickens Christmas Carolers. In 2001 she discovered Civil War Reenacting and has immersed herself in learning per

Shelley Peters has been sewing for over 50 years. She sewed her first dress in 2nd grade and costumed her 8 brothers and sisters for home productions. Her three children and their friends were always dressed in creative Halloween costumes. She moved on to Renaissance, wedding gowns, and Dickens Christmas Carolers. In 2001 she discovered Civil War Reenacting and has immersed herself in learning per

11/18/2021

To all that was coming out to Marching Thru History Expo: the event has been postponed until 2022 as the insurance company has pulled out because there would be black powder and fi****ms there. This is because of what happened on the movie set in New Mexico and because of the people getting trampled at the concert. Several others insurance companies were tried and to no avail. The City of Norco was fully in support of this event. A very big thank you to all that were going to attend.

Timeline Photos
11/18/2021

Timeline Photos

Announcing the Costume College 2022 Theme: "Costuming Post Apocalypse: Creating a New World"

Although I love Mad Max, this theme is not just about post-apocalyptic costumes. It is about how we create new worlds through costume, such as the Star Wars universe, the Old West with robots, or so many worlds populated by zombies. It is also about how good things and new styles can come from terrible times, like the 50’s iconic "New Look” following WWII or because of Zoom. I have actually talked to my family more in the past year than before the pandemic!

We have just begun the planning process, so I do not have my entire committee lined up yet, let alone all of the event themes. We will be announcing other event themes and new information in the near future, as we have them available, both on social media and our website.

There are still spaces available on the planning committee, including positions that do not require local residence, so if you would like to volunteer to help plan an amazing event, please contact me at [email protected].

Cheers,
Gina C.
Costume College 2022 Dean
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#CostumeCollege2022 #costumecollege #costuming #conference #themeannouncement

Kris did an excellent job on her first corset, finishing it in a day and a half!  Now, on to the underpinnings! She has ...
11/17/2021

Kris did an excellent job on her first corset, finishing it in a day and a half! Now, on to the underpinnings! She has gotten a little taste of our enthusiasm for history and historical clothing and might be ready to jump in!

Priscilla's project...her new mask... in anticipation of implants.
11/13/2021

Priscilla's project...her new mask... in anticipation of implants.

11/04/2021

One week from today.....Sewing Workshop in Nuevo!
Thursday, November 11,
Friday, November 12,
Saturday, November 13
One week before Marching Thru History Expo
Please let me know if you will be coming so I can hold a place for you, [email protected]

Photos from Arabia Steamboat Museum's post
10/12/2021

Photos from Arabia Steamboat Museum's post

Photos from Arabia Steamboat Museum's post
09/28/2021

Photos from Arabia Steamboat Museum's post

09/26/2021

October Historical Sewing Workshop:
I have confirmed the room at 29715 Nuevo Road, Nuevo,
Thursday, 7
Friday, October 8
Saturday, October 9
Contact me to participate. will be there from around 9:30 AM until 8/9 PM. Let me know if you plan to come and what you are going to be working on.

Photos from Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University's post
09/16/2021

Photos from Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University's post

09/08/2021

Historical Sewing Workshop (in Nuevo)
Thursday, Sept. 16,
Friday, Sept.17,
Saturday, Sept. 18
Contact me to participate.

Dressing an Edwardian Maid: What Did They REALLY Wear?
08/05/2021
Dressing an Edwardian Maid: What Did They REALLY Wear?

Dressing an Edwardian Maid: What Did They REALLY Wear?

Few images are as iconic as that of a maid in a black dress and white apron and cap, and yet it is often only understood as a stereotype. Shows like “Downton...

08/04/2021

Sewing Workshop for August has been Changed:
I have confirmed the room at 29715 Nuevo Road, Nuevo, CA for Thursday August 26, Friday August 27, & Saturday August 28- one week later. We will be there from around 9:30 AM until 8/9 PM. Let me know if you plan to come and what you will be working on.

08/04/2021

Sewing Workshop for August has been Changed:
I have confirmed the room at 29715 Nuevo Road, Nuevo, CA for Thursday August 26, Friday August 27, & Saturday August 28- one week later. We will be there from around 9:30 AM until 8/9 PM. Let me know if you plan to come and what you will be working on.

07/24/2021

Here is your Fashion Fact Friday!

06/30/2021

Sewing Workshop for August has been moved forward one week:
I have confirmed the room at 29715 Nuevo Road, Nuevo, CA. New dates are Thursday August 26, Friday August 27, & Saturday August 28 the weekend BEFORE Huntington Beach Civil War Days. We will be there from around 9:30 AM until 8/9 PM. Let me know if you plan to come and what you are going to be working on.

06/30/2021

Next Sewing Workshop in July:
I have confirmed the room at 29715 Nuevo Road, Nuevo, CA for Thursday July 15, Friday July 16, & Saturday 17. Let me know if you are planning to participate and what you will be working on.

05/28/2021

Summer is almost upon us and time to turn to summer attire. C. 1865 that would mean something like this 4 piece sheer cotton dress. The white cotton is printed with blue and black stripes. The overskirt is an ‘apron’ trimmed in lace with pocket slits and a wide ribbon sash. #ksumusuem #1865 #1865fashion #1860s #1860sfashion #1860sdress #printedcotton #summervibes #summeroutfits #summertime

Remember #stophate

05/27/2021
05/25/2021

Sewing Workshop this Thurs, Friday & Saturday in Nuevo. Who is coming?

05/19/2021

How are those new hoop dresses coming along?

Aitumn Toilette c. 1896
04/23/2021

Aitumn Toilette c. 1896

Aitumn Toilette c. 1896

Timeline Photos
04/08/2021

Timeline Photos

04/08/2021

🧵Historical sewing in a small apartment is a nightmare. Kudos to the hubby for gracefully navigating through panniers, bustles, and yards of silk on a daily basis.

PS. We need a house!

04/07/2021

Happy Easter!

Photos from Hat Patterns - Out of a Portrait's post
04/07/2021

Photos from Hat Patterns - Out of a Portrait's post

Bodice | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
03/31/2021
Bodice | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bodice | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met Collection API is where all makers, creators, researchers, and dreamers can now connect to the most up-to-date data and images for more than 470,000 artworks in The Met collection. As part of

Sewing 101: Bias Bound Buttonholes- 1950s Method
03/24/2021
Sewing 101: Bias Bound Buttonholes- 1950s Method

Sewing 101: Bias Bound Buttonholes- 1950s Method

In this video I show a method of creating bound buttonholes using a strip of bias for binding. This was originally shown in a 1950s period pattern I own.For...

Instagram Photos
03/23/2021

Instagram Photos

While much of the cotton from the Arabia dissolved after 132 years in the mud, this piece of ribbon miraculously survived. The edges are tattered, but the plaid design is still prominent. The ribbon measures 1.5 inches wide and may have been intended for applications such as facing a hem.
#arabiasteamboatmuseum #artifact #treasure #missouririver #missouritourism #visitkc

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Hi girls, A reminder for the Sewing Workshop on Thursday, Aug 26, Friday, Aug 27, and Saturday, Aug 28 in Nuevo. Dress a Girl: Linda B Thurs/Fri to make up kits, Debbie H, Susan N, Lou C, Rosalee M, Elizabeth Q have all expressed interest in coming. Dianne and Priscilla will be there 2 or 3 days working on their Civil War dresses. Please let me know what day you are planning to be there and what you will be working on. If you would like to be on my email list please PM your email to me. Shelley Peters [email protected] 951-334-8054
Mission accomplished yesterday at Shelley Peters Historical Sewing Workshop. After spending a good amount of time just talking and sharing (I brought the tiny 1890s cream wedding bodice I had), I finally got around to tracing out the bodice for my 1835 dress, and cutting the muslin out to fit me. I sewed the muslin up, making it a front opening instead of a back, and Shelley helped me figure out how to make that work. Now I can go ahead and cut out my two fabrics, knowing that this will work for me, and I can wear the pretty pelerines I've been making over them.
I learned something new, for me, on Friday at Shelley Peters sewing workshop. I'm not really good at doing waistband closures for 1860s-1870s. She showed me how to do an easy one that I recognize as similar to the petticoat/skirts from the 1700s that I do, where the back and front pieces are not sewn completely to the top, and the back waistband comes around to the front and you tie it, then the front waistband goes around to the back where you tie it, or they just tie on your sides. The front piece when it comes up to attach to your waistband as it comes around to the front also reminded me of the bib front bodice of a Regency dress.This is genius because it can adapt to your changing waist size. I can't really explain it but I hope the pic I took of her skirt explains it better. The solid green fabric are the pockets that you can reach into on the sides just like you do with the 18th c petticoats.