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Dress Construction Viewing and Activities

July 26, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

constructing a dress

Ever wanted to know how a dress from your favorite period drama was made? Have questions about fashion from the past? 

Join our Director of Programs and Collections, Nicole Carpenter, as she creates a reproduction gown based on 18th century examples and techniques. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions about the process of creating a gown, the history of mantua-makers or dress makers, and the Museum’s textile collection. Visitors can also try textile art objects like a spinning wheel, loom, and embroidery hoops for themselves. 

This gown will be worn by the bride during our fall Mock Colonial Wedding, on September 16th. Interested in attending? Registration is required and can be made with the form below.


July 26, 2023
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Westport Museum for History & Culture
25 Avery Place
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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(203) 222-1424

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