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A Stitch in Time

June 27-28 Period Fashion Shows
A Stitch in Time fashion event

See 1600s-inspired clothing during “A Stitch in Time” June 27-28 at Jamestown Settlement, where a weekend fashion show brings historical images to life. Here, see a depiction of a cloak and hat worn by Pocahontas in this copy of a famous painting by an unidentified artist, after the 1616 engraving by Simon van de Passe.

As part of “Fashion in Colonial Virginia” theme month, take a special look at 1600s clothing styles as historical images are brought to life through fashion shows during the weekend.

Period illustrations in Jamestown Settlement’s permanent exhibition galleries are the inspiration for this display of colonial fashion depicting the English, Powhatan Indian and west central African cultures that converged at Jamestown in the 17th century.

Fashion shows will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day in the museum’s Robins Foundation Theater, followed by fashion models taking their place beside illustrations in the museum galleries.

Behind-the-scenes tours of the museum’s historical clothing shop will be offered at 12 noon and 3 p.m. each day to glimpse at how the show’s historical fashions were created. Visitors also will be able to see examples of Revolutionary War military uniforms being created for new gallery exhibits at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, scheduled to replace the The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown in late 2016.

Outdoor Living-History Area
Clothing Demonstrations

10 a.m.: “Who Wore What?” in the re-created 1610-14 Fort

1 p.m.: “What to Pack When You’re Leaving Forever” at the Ships’ Pier

3:30 p.m.: “Naturally Fashionable” in the Powhatan Indian village

Visiting Jamestown Settlement

Admission to Jamestown Settlement, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, is $16.75 for adults and $7.75 for children ages 6-12 and includes “Fashion in Colonial Virginia” programs.