Makers Month at The Forum
As part of the Makers Month at The Forum Norwich we will be hosting the following FREE events.
Come along and join in!
ALL WEEK 18 – 24 FEBRUARY
Dressmaking Through the Decades
Be a part of this new exhibition created by the Norwich Fashion Week team for Makers’ Month. Celebrating dressmaking you are invited to bring in photos of outfits you have made over the years to be scanned and uploaded to our online Heritage gallery. You’ll also be able to see patterns and finished items from the 1950s through to the 1980s.
THURS 23 FEBRUARY
Make Do and Mend – Joy Evitt (11am – 12pm)
Joy Evitt, from the Norwich Costume and Textile Association, gives an insight into how women used their creativity when clothing and fabrics were rationed during the Second World War. Mrs Sew and Sew, as well as magazines and leaflets, offered advice on how to ‘make do and mend’. Is this approach just as relevant today?
Vintage Sewing Machines (1oam – 4pm)
Enjoy a display of vintage sewing machines. Guaranteed to bring back memories and spark much conversation! Also the chance to see how they work and to ask questions about machines you may have at home
FRI 24 FEBRUARY
The 1950’s and The New Look – Joy Evitt (11am – 12pm)
Joy Evitt, from the Norwich Costume and Textile Association, explains how Dior’s ‘Corolla Collection’ was soon labelled ‘The New Look’. Women were eager for change after the restrictions of the war years. But did it put women back in the fold after the freedom they had experienced during the war? Fashion was becoming more democratic with easy-care, man-made fibres, allowing fashion for all.
Dressmaking Patterns (10am – 4pm)
Do sewing patterns leave you befuddled? Need help cracking some of those mysterious codes and symbols? We’ll have an array of patterns laid out and some experts on duty to answer your questions! The array of patterns include patterns from the 1940s to present day so whatever pattern you have we should be able to help you