To Turn a Good Leg: Men’s Breeches Workshop

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During the 18th Century, breeches were the principal form of fashionable men’s leg wear.
Henry Cooke, principal of Historical Costume Services, will lead participants through the construction of a pair of breeches, either from a kit supplied by him, or from cloth supplied by participant. The different types of stitches, details of construction and fitting will be covered, as well as finishing techniques. While you may not finish a pair of breeches in this weekend class, if you have good to moderate sewing skills, you will come close.

Breeches kits are available in a variety of Kochan and Phillips woolens, along with linen osnaburg, or brown of indigo blue dyed linen. Space is limited to twelve students.