Two people have bailed on my Frock Coat Boot Camp and while it's short notice, I thought I'd open the registration up again.
Where will the workshop be?: The address is below, you can mapquest the address, but if you need directions, please let me know and I can e-mail them to you.
111 Spring Road
Williamsburg VA 23185
What time will I need to be there? The workshop begins promptly at 9am and ends at 5pm each day. This’ll give us 16 hours of construction time to get going on this project
How will the workshop work? Each of you will do all the pressing and hand work on your coats, I’ll be set up in the center of the room and will do all the machine work. You can bring a machine if you wish, but there is really no need to lug one around as I’m confident I can do all the machine work on all 10 coats.
How much will it cost? $300.00
What do I get for that money? Pre-cut frock coat kit (including trim, buttons and hooks-n-eyes), thread, instruction and patience to help guide you through this project.
What do the participants need to bring?: Please bring hand sewing needles, iron, ironing board, 6” ruler, chalk, seam ripper, a sharp pair of scissors, pins. There will be no need to bring a sewing machine. I’ll do all the machine work on the all the coats.
If I’m hungry, will you feed me?: I’ll supply lunch both days, plus I’ll have a cooler of water and sodas to keep you occupied. If you’re a veggie, please let me know so I can order something special for you. You’re on your own for dinner on Saturday night, but I thought it would be nice if we can all go out to one of the local pubs for dinner.
Anything else? Yes, please bring cameras, note pads or any other recording device you wish to bring. If you ever plan on making a second frock coat, you’ll need all the documentation you can get.
Can I be special?: If you are interested in making something other than a standard infantry frock coat, please let me know. If you want a Musician’s coats, hospital steward, engineer, officer, heavy artillery or USMC I need to know by August 29th as I’m shopping for all the trims and fabric on the 30th.
What if I have a few more questions?: If you have any other questions, comments or concerns please let me know.
Christopher J. Daley