Make a Housewife

A Regency era lady often carried a small fabric sewing kit called a housewife or hussif. This portable kit is just the thing to slip into your reticule in case you need to make an emergency repair! You will be provided with pre-cut pieces to assemble, along with some sewing notions to add to ones you already have.


Presented by Dr. Ann B. Wass

Ann Buermann Wass has a Ph.D. in costume and textile history from the University of Maryland. She is retired from the Federal era Riversdale House Museum, in Riverdale Park, Maryland, where she began to study Regency/Federal fashion in 1998. She writes and lectures widely on dress and other aspects of early 19th century life. She lives in the history-rich Washington, DC, area, where she makes Regency era clothes for herself and her husband. Ann is a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America, the Costume Society of America, and The Costume Society (UK).

Saturday, February 10th

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Price $29.00
(Limited to 14)

Location:  Mount Dora Center for the Arts

Mount Dora Center For the Arts