This year's summer sewing workshop/camp series is being conducted in partnership with Fayetteville's Museum of the Cape Fear. Each workshop will be conducted in the museum's community space, just a stone's throw from the 1897 Poe House (not Edgar Allen, but still fascinating).
Basic sewing experience is required, but nothing more than that. I am here to help you learn and work through any challenges you might encounter!
Can't wait to see you all there!
While this is technically set up as a sewing workshop for adults, children aged 12-18 can be dropped off for the day with their parent's permission (see registration), so think of it as an advanced summer camp!
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out.
15-19 July 2024
9am - 4pm
Laughing Moon #126 (1800-1810 Regency Round or Trained Gown with High Stomacher Front) to create a classic Regency dress in higher-end cotton fabrics and trims.
This pattern has a lot of options for sleeve bodice and hem treatments so it will be great fun working on one pattern with the whole group and seeing the many different gowns we have at the end!
OR. . .
Laughing Moon #138 (1815-1825 Regency Back Closing Gown) to create a Late-Regency evening gown worthy of attending the most prestigious Lafayette Bicentennial Events of 2024-2025!
Including our very own Lafayette Bicentennial Ball on March 4th 2025.
This pattern has a lot of options for sleeve bodice and hem treatments so there is no limit to the creativity you can have with this one pattern.
29 July - 2 Aug 2024
9am - 4pm
We will be making the Advance 2795 Coverette produced by the Home Economic Bureau during the War Years! A practical garment for use on farms, in factories & at home. Easily made with interesting elements fun for even the most seasoned sewist!
We'll sprinkle in some historical tidbits about War Workers like the Women's Land Armies, the Munitions Workers and the Victory Gardeners.
Right near Historic Downtown Fayetteville and just minutes from the Museum where workshops will be held.
Centrally located in the heart of Fayetteville, near the Mall, Target, and typical places to eat.
A new hotel and one I haven't stayed in yet but it looks nice and has good reviews. Also near the mall, bookstore and places to eat.
Thre are lots of great little Air BnB's around the Haymount area - if you have any questions about exact locations, just let me know what you're looking at and I can help make sure it's a safe area.
RDU makes flying into NC quick and easy. Southwest Airlines has a hub and is a great option.
Just note that it is about an hour drive from RDU to Fayetteville (pretty much a straight shot south on I95).
Fayetteville has a pretty good little airport right in town (thanks to the military) and you may find that getting a direct flight is just as cheap (and a lot faster) than dealing with rental cars and long drives from RDU.
Our Uber and Lyft services are pretty good here as well.
We also have an Amtrak right in the Historic Downtown! The hours might be a little wonky, but you can get some good rates if you're not coming from all the way across the country - or maybe you want to make a trip out of it!
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