Short Course: Small waists and full skirts (1820's fashion)

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Saturday, 18 January 2020

Small waists and full skirts (1820’s fashion)

Explore RAMM’s collection of 1820’s fashion in this half day course.

Original dress from George IV’s reign will be introduced at this workshop. We will take a look at clothing for men, women and children, and discover a little about the tradespeople who made it, through objects and fashion magazines of the period.

Participants will be able to see examples from the collection up close. By the end of the session they should be able to identify basic fabrics and techniques, and have an idea of how to date clothing of the period.

Course Tutor: Shelley Tobin

Shelley Tobin has worked in the museum and heritage sector for over 25 years, specialising in textiles and dress as a curator, author and dress historian. Shelley is currently the curator for RAMM’s extensive costume and textile collection and she is also a National Trust costume curator at Killerton.