More About Dress Construction Viewing

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 displayed and worn during our Colonial Field Day.

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May 8, 2024
1:00pm - 5:00pm


Westport Museum for History and Culture
25 Avery Place
Westport, CT 06880

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