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18th Century Dress Construction Techniques at Westport Museum for History and Culture

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ever wanted to know how a dress from your favorite period drama was made? Have questions about fashion from the past?

Join our Director of Programs and Collections, Nicole Carpenter, as she creates a reproduction gown based on 18th century examples and techniques. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions about the process of creating a gown, the history of mantua-makers or dress makers, and the Museum’s textile collection. Visitors can also try textile art objects like a spinning wheel, loom, and embroidery hoops for themselves.

This gown will be displayed and worn during our Colonial Field Day.

Join us every Wednesday afternoon to witness Nicole Carpenter skillfully recreate exquisite 18th-century gowns, delving into the world of historical fashion and textile art up close. Experience the craftsmanship of Mantua Makers and unravel the captivating history of fashion. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

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April 24
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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