Things I learned during my first Millinery class.

  • Hats take longer than a couple hours to make, particularly if it is your first time making one.
  • Thimbles are my finger’s friend.
  • I LOVE making hats
  • I’m not going to be able to finish my hat until after Christmas.  :(

CousinCecily and I spent Sunday with the CFCG and our guest instructor Lynne Taylor from the the GBACG learning how to make a Victorian hat.  

Lynne had created two patterns and brought samples of each style for us to pick from. They are gorgeous examples of hats, with the brown one using vintage trims, while the purple bonnet uses trims purchased from modern and local sources.

CFCG - March Guild Meeting

Get Some Tail: How to Design, Build and Wear Your Own Mermaid Tail

Saturday, March 1, 1:00-3:00

Did you know that “Mermaid” is a feasible job title in Florida? They have their own conventions, networking opportunities and always have a great time at the local swimming pool or natural spring.

Join two of our own mermaid members as they:

  • Show examples of various fabric based tails

  • Demonstrate how to create a custom pattern

  • Fit the fin

  • Share resources

CFCG: Central Florida Costumers Guild

Location: The Sewing Studio
9605 S. Hwy. 17-92, Maitland, Florida 32751

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CFCG - Guild Meeting - Korean Hanbok (13th-15thC)

Guest SCA Speaker: Carla Weaver

The Hanbok is the traditional dress of Korea. A true cultural art these wonderfully embroidered and painted garments are each a display of artistic wonder. Over the centuries Hanbok showed societal status and rank for the Korean people along with the talents of their artists. The style of the garments have not change much since the Choson Period. The workshop will discuss the history of the Hanbok in the Choson Period (1354-1910) with the main focus on the 13th to 15th centuries. We will discuss hierarchy, construction, embroidery, and measuring for a proper fit for both men and women.

Students will leave with a basic pattern and instructions to create their own work of art.

Hosted by CFCG with guest speaker and guests from SCA.

Where: The Sewing Studio, Maitland FL

When: Saturday, June 6th, 1-3:30