Pocket and Bustles

Hi Friends!!! As you may have seen or heard, I recently went to a ball, so there will be several posts related to that coming up. As I was preparing for the ball, I realized that since a friend was making my ball gown (Sarah Crow, The Preacher Wife’s Gowns and Carr Antiquities (Facebook)), it

Another Slat Bonnet

Hi ladies and gents! This time I’m making a historical bonnet for a friend of mine, who wanted appropriate headwear for when she visits me at reenactment events. Okey-doke! Oh, and by the way, 50th post. Not much I know, but a small landmark ­čÖé A thank you to all the loyal readers I just

Red Memorial Day Daydress

Dear Ladies and Gents,you may have noticed an item of wear recurring in mention multiple times: a basic red cotton daydress, which, when worn without hoops, can serve well enough as a camp or work dress. Garment Data:– Type: Civil War style daydress– Date made: Just before Memorial Day, 2013– Pattern: Simplicity 4551, plus alterations.

Tucked petticoat

Posting some older items, to catch up with what I’m working on now! Garment Data:– Type: Petticoat– Date made: February 2, 2013– Pattern: Self drafted– Fabric: Cotton – a basic muslin, white– Trim: none (but with 3 tucks)– Time to finish: don’t know– Notes: meant for closest to the body – beneath the hoops. Three