The History, Anatomy & Construction of a Pocket @ Women's Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles [13 August]

The History, Anatomy & Construction of a Pocket

12:00 - 17:00

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Women's Center for Creative Work
2425 Glover Pl, Los Angeles, California 90031
Hosted by Michaela Hansen
Free-- RSVP Required
Max 10 participants

*This event is already full, please sign up for the waitlist at the ticket link

Have you ever wondered why your spacious circle skirt has no pockets? Have you delighted in stashing your indispensables inside the pockets of your favorite dress? If so, this beginner-level sewing class is for you.

Participants will be introduced to the hidden history of the pocket, from its beginnings as a separate garment worn under various ensembles to a decorative element of little practical use. We will learn why fashion so often denies women pockets, examine the anatomy of different pocket styles, and practice pocket construction. The workshop will culminate in the opportunity to add pockets to an existing pocketless garment from your closet. (you know the one…)

Michaela Hansen graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and holds a Master's from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied fashion design and history with a focus on artistic dress and dress reform. She has been a Curatorial Assistant in the Costume and Textiles department at LACMA since 2013, and currently lives in Silver Lake with her pug, Eloise, who is an excellent pattern weight.

Visitor Information:
You are welcome to park in any space on the left hand side of the parking lot (same side as the house), this includes spaces parallel to the wall in front of the house. Please respect our neighbors in the compound and do not park on their side of the lot. If necessary, please park on the warehouse and not the residential side of the street. Please look for and follow all posted signs.
Remember that people live in our neighborhood; please be mindful of noise levels when walking to and from your car.

Parking is very limited – please consider carpooling, using Uber/Lyft, riding your bike (we have direct access from the LA River bike path), or taking public transportation.

Public Transportation / Biking
Train – We are a 30 minute walk from the Gold Line station at Lincoln Heights / Cypress Park.
Bus – We are a 10 minute walk from Metro Local Line 96 stop at Riverside Drive/ Dorris Place coming from the north on Riverside, or Riverside Drive/ Harwood Street. **This line does not run consistently, please check the 96 metro schedule before planning your trip!**
Bike – We are right off the Los Angeles River Greenway Trail that runs along the LA River. Exit at Riverdale Ave and we’re the next street over.

WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance. There is a wheelchair accessible restroom. We provide scent free soaps in our washrooms, and encourage guests to consider attending our events scent free. Please don’t hesitate to email [email protected] with any accessibility questions or needs, it is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.
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