October 2016

Event:  Workshop with Margo Anderson: Fitting & Constructing a 16th Century Bodice
Date:  Saturday, October 8, 2016 or Sunday, October 9, 2016
Time: See Below
Location: Textile Center 3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414

MNSOC welcomes you to join us as we host Margo Anderson in a workshop where you will work through the fitting and constructing of a 16th century bodice using Margo’s pattern “The 16th Century Woman’s Tailored Bodice”.

You will have the chance to participate in 1 of 2 workshops: October 8th or October 9th.
$175 for paid MNSOC memebers
$200 for non members

15 people per workshop

~What you will get~
Participants will leave the 8 hour workshop with the basic bodice shell, customized to their size, along with instructions on finishing said bodice and creating a master paper pattern.

~What Margo will provide~
All materials for base construction of the bodice will be provided EXCEPT for the fashion layer that will be provided by the participants.

~What participants should expect to bring~
Sewing machine
Fashion layer of fabric for the bodice
Fabric cutting scissors
Rotary cutter (optional)
Seam ripper
Hand sewing needles
Tape measure
18” see-through ruler and marking utensils
White or light colored thread including 4 previous wound bobbins
A chemise or t-shirt for fitting under the bodice.

If you have any questions please contact us at

November 2016

Event:  MNSOC Monthly Board Meeting
Date:  Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Time: 6:30 –  8:00 PM
Location: TBD

December 2016

Event:  Fezziwig’s Steampunk Christmas Carol!
Date:  Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time: 6:00 –  11:00 PM
Location: The Outing Lodge – Stillwater, MN

Tickets are now available!

Come join the Minnesota Society of Costumers as we host our 6th annual Fezziwig’s Steampunk Christmas Carol at the Outing Lodge in Stillwater, MN.

We’re mixing things up a bit this year, we took all suggestions from last years party and are trying to incorporate them to this years party.

New additions this year will be Tea Dueling hosted by DIODES Dioscurian Imperial Order of Dreamers, Engineers, and Scientists, a costume contest runway, and a quiet area upstairs for people to congregate away from the busier hub bub of the lower levels.

We tried our darndest to have live music this year, but it sadly didn’t work out. We will still have dancing, and a live DJ however. Suggestions welcome for music.

Parlor Games, Tea Duelilng, and Fortune Telling can be found on the upper level. Professional photography and poker in the basement.

We will have a variety of light snacks and refreshments on hand, along with a cash bar.

There is no ATM on site nor is there one nearby, so remember to come prepared with your ID and cash if you plan on drinking.

Tickets to this event will be limited to 100 attendees.

Please note this is a 21+ event.

Current Paid MNSOC Members
• $40 at MNSOC events
• $45 through 10/31
• $50 though 11/30
• $55 after 11/30

Non Members
• $45 at MNSOC events
• $50 through 10/31
• $55 though 11/30
• $60 after 11/30

Please remember that a paid MNSOC member can only buy a ticket for themselves and other paid MNSOC members at the discounted price. Anyone who isn’t a paid member is subject to the non-member pricing. If you have questions regarding this policy please contact us at

Dress Code is Semi-Formal: Costumes highly encouraged.

Tickets to Fezziwig’s

Event:  MNSOC Monthly Board Meeting
Date:  Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Time: 6:30 –  8:00 PM
Location: TBD

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