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In this crash course we dive deep into Victorian fashion with expert costume designer, Joanka Micol Medda. On the first day, Micol will take you on a theoretical journey through Victorian fashion and you will venture behind the scenes to see highlights from our fashion collection. On the second day you will begin designing your own hand bag, inspired by the collections and draft your pattern. On the third and final day, you will complete making your hand bag, yours to treasure.
As you will be designing and making your own hand bag, you should have some basic knowledge of how to draw a pattern and hand sewing skills - we are going old school, so no electric sewing machines for us!
As part of your fees we will provide you with pattern paper, fabric, threads, and various finishes to create your design.
You should bring your phone or camera to capture details from the collection, your own fabric scissors and a sewing kit (needles, thimble, etc).
Meet your instructor:
Joanka Micol Medda is a costume designer, set designer, illustrator, fashion designer and fashion stylist. Micol worked for six years at the Costume Gallery at the Pitti Palace and the Teatro della Pergola National Theatre in Florence Italy. The collection of the Costume Gallery features clothing from the 18th century to the present day and her work involved restoration, exhibit and education of the collection. In addition, she ran a costume design laboratory for the theatre where her focus was teaching adults and secondary students how to design and make costumes by hand. Micol has had a busy career in theatre and film and is now focusing on interior design here on Vancouver Island.