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Historical Sewing Workshops by Shelley Peters.
Sharpen your historical sewing skills!
Learn how to construct a corset in any era, then on to the rest!
|Mission||To teach basic sewing skills, historical sewing methods and corset making to reenactors, docents, and historical clothing lovers.|
Shelley Peters has been sewing for over 50 years. She sewed her first dress in 2nd grade and costumed her 8 brothers and sisters for home productions. Her three children and their friends were always dressed in creative Halloween costumes. She moved on to Renaissance, wedding gowns, and Dickens Christmas Carolers. In 2001 she discovered Civil War Reenacting and has immersed herself in learning period clothing and construction methods. She saw the need for corsets to be worn with historical clothing and started her first corset workshop in 2006. Since than she has fitted, sewn or taught over 400 custom corsets.
Shelley has taught at Costume college since 2003.
Shelley Peters is the Proprietress of the Kansas Mercantile, a traveling store specializing in Civil War & Victorian goods for reenactors, & Historical Sewing Supplies with over 20 Pattern lines. Her custom sewing business SewPeriod! specializes in Historical Clothing with an emphasis on Corsets.
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|Founded||May 29, 2006|
|Products||Historical corsets, underpinnings, daydresses, ball gowns, bonnets, accessories.|