Plaid Ball Gown

Dear Friends, I have recently had the pleasure to have a ball gown made by Sarah Crow, of The Preacher Wife’s Gowns and Carr Antiquities (Facebook)! She and I discussed options, the primary limiting factor being that we would work only with fabric I already owned, with minimal purchases for trim. I had a lovely

Painesville, 2012

Reenactment in Painesville, Ohio, at the Lake County Historical Center! July 14th, 2012 (or 1862, if you prefer!). Tried to make sure the background was period appropriate! Back view. The bodice isn’t fitting quite right, but I think (hope) that mostly took care of itself with new underpinnings. The strange juxtaposition of troops marching, hoopskirts,

Painesville reenactment, 2012/1862

Hello! Since I’ve now stepped into Civil War reenacting, during the 150th anniversary cycle, many of my posts from now on will be related to the Civil War era. I’ll also be trying to organize the blog a little better, so you may start to see “labels” applied to old posts too, which should make