Up & Coming Weekly

June 06, 2023

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JUNE 7 - 13, 2023 UCW 19 In March of 1825, Marquis de Lafayette visited Fayetteville as part of his United States tour as "e Nation's Guest." On that day, Lafayette's secretary, Auguste Lavasseur, wrote that while the weather was "excessively bad," the reception was impactful. Now, almost two hundred years later, we will celebrate Lafayette's visit and his birthday. In honor of the upcoming Bicentennial Cel- ebration and the Lafayette's Grand Birthday Ball & Soirée on Sept. 9, Rebecca Russell from Beespoke Vintage will be offering three lec- tures and workshops titled Prepar- ing for Lafayette. is series will teach men and women about the historical back- ground on clothing worn by people in the 1820s, followed by a sewing workshop where Russell will help participants cre- ate their own outfits to prepare for the Bicentennial event. e first work- shop is aptly named "Foundations." Dur- ing this workshop, participants will learn about the silhou- ette of the 1820s and how it had changed dramatically from the ear- lier "Colonial" period. Participants will explore a brief overview of the details and differences between the clothing of the working classes and nobility. e bulk of this workshop will then turn to and focus on the foundation garments for men and women. "I think the biggest thing is just understanding how important foundation garments are for cloth- ing of this era. Because if you're not wearing the right garments under- neath, the other garments are not going to look right," Russell said. "If you're trying to wear modern undergarments with period cloth- ing from back then, you'll notice. So I really like to stress that you have to start with the foundations. So you have to start with the skin out to re- ally get the right look, and you'll no- tice it yourself when you're wearing the clothing. It will definitely feel different, it'll wear different, you'll behave differently. And so that's really important and why they're foundational in that sense, too." e lecture will begin at 9 a.m. and will be an hour long. e next two hours will be dedicated to cutting patterns and fabrics. ere will be an hour break for lunch. e workshop will resume at 1 p.m. with the sewing and construction of the clothes. Participants must bring their own pat- terns, fabric, ma- chines and notions. "Don't show up at the workshop think- ing that the pattern in fabric is going to already be there wait- ing for you. Because everybody's a different size and people have different types of fabric they want to buy," Russell said. ere are four ticket options. To attend the lecture, the workshop and have a catered lunch, that would be a $65 ticket. To attend the lecture and the workshop, but to bring your own lunch, that would be a $50 ticket. To attend just the lecture, which will take place in the morning, is $15. To attend the vir- tual lecture and workshop would be $20. ere are discounts available for military, first responders, educa- tors and single parents. To buy tickets, get the supply list, and to learn more about the event, go to https://beespokevintage.com/ preparing-for-lafayette. ere will be two other lectures and workshops scheduled before the birthday party in September. e session on July 8 will focus on Day Wear, while the session on Aug. 12 will focus on Evening Wear. Workshops help create authentic era clothes for Lafayette celebration by HANNAH LEE EVENT FREE HEALTH CARE • for Eligible uninsured Adults call 910.485.0555 HANNAH LEE, Assistant Editor. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. 910-484-6200

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