Sunday 20 May – spats workshop

For this month’s ‘third Sunday’ Capital! Steampunk gathering, Mrs. Hudson (the younger) will be talking about, and demonstrating the making of, that most useful addition to any wardrobe – spats.

Have you got a comfortable pair of shoes that aren’t quite steampunk? Would you like to wear them with more than one outfit but they don’t quite match? Spats are the answer. They’re quick and easy to make, and with two or three pairs in colours to match your outfits, almost any pair of shoes will do.

We’ll be meeting in the Newlands Community Centre, 9 Batchelor Street, from 2pm. Bring the fabric you’d like your spats to be made from, along with the shoes you’re going to wear them with so we get the size right. There’ll be one sewing machine available; feel free to bring yours too if you can.

Tea and coffee are available, and bring something to share for afternoon tea. A gold coin donation helps ensure we can keep using this venue.

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