But who in the would is going to come all the way to Alaska for a workshop?
Wouldn't it be super expensive just to bring the instructor up and house them in a hotel?
Oh and wait, we have to pay them for the class!!
Wheels a-turning I said 'it won't hurt to try' and an email went out to the amazing Feather Tippetts whom I had met at CoCo. Pricing and availability was discussed and seemed a real workshop seemed possible (she also was agreeable to staying at a students home).
It was arranged as a four day work shop in which we created a pair of stays (corset of the day) and a dress (robe a l'anglaise or robe ala francaise) or short jacket (two days for each item). We were provided with directions for sewing our chemises in advance and we counted down to December of 2012.
Below is a pic of the speaking event at the local Library;
Honestly, the hardest part of the stays was cutting the reed to go in the channels. I will be creating a new pair slightly smaller as I lost the baby weight and my current stays are to big.