History Through Costume with Costumer Laura Thorpe

Learn about and try on corsets, bustles, stays and bonnets! From silk Georgian dresses and poke bonnets to Victorian bustles and stays this workshop is sure to fascinate. Laura will discuss clothing for men, women and children of both upper and poorer class and how it correlates with events and society. Laura will also present examples of reproduction costumes, fashion plates and portraits. Audience participation will be encouraged with opportunities to take photos while dressed in period costume. Participants will enjoy a morning coffee with home baking and an introductory tour of Kylemore Abbey.Meet at 10am for an introductory tour of Kylemore Abbey followed by a two hour workshop and morning coffee with Laura Thorpe. A very unique and enjoyable experience!

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