March 17 In the Revolutionary Style talk/demo on 18th c women’s fashion, Plus American Girl® doll clothing display 1-4 pm at Durand-Hedden
Join this perfect event for mothers and daughters, fashionistas, home sewers, history lovers and anyone curious about how clothes are often windows into their time. Art 2:00 p.m. clothing historian Pat Sanftner will reveal the high style changes that took place in the 1700s in Europe and then the American Colonies, and the fashion mavens who made them, using four period- clothing changes and 100 illustrations.
Sanftner has a Master of Fine Arts from NYU School of the Arts, where she studied costume design for the theater. She has worked as a costume designer for Broadway, film and television and has taught the next generation of costumers at Marymount Manhattan College. In addition, she has created a number of exhibits at Acorn Hall and the Schuyler-Hamilton House, where she is currently the curator.
Another captivating feature on March 17 will be a charming display of hand-sewn outfits for American Girl® dolls and other 18-inch dolls by local crafts person Judy Cronin and her sister, Claire Sisson, who call themselves LindsayLu. Inspired by a legacy of sewing in their family and their love of dolls, the sisters enjoy designing and creating period clothing from natural fabrics for American Girl® dolls, which have engaged children in learning about American history for over thirty years. [Note: LindsayLu doll outfits will be available for sale.]
The Durand-Hedden House, along with an expansive herb garden, maintained by the Maplewood Garden Club, and the Country Store are all located in Grasmere Park at 523 Ridgewood Road. For more information check www.durandhedden.org, Durand-Hedden’s Facebook page or call 973-763-7712.