I'm very pleased to announce registration is open for this exciting early spring event in Savage, MD. Hosted by expert sempstress and all around swell gal, Vicki, this promises to be an eye opening experience into women's cold weather accessories in the 18th century. Trust me, when it's freezing and you've lost feeling in your … Continue reading Special Event Announcement ~ Mitts, Muffs & Hoods: A skill building sewing weekend
I volunteered to work at Claude Moore Colonial Farm's summer Market Fair this weekend, so I wanted to 1771 up my headgear. I already had this black straw hat, but due to an enlightening conversation on the Rev War reenactors facebook page, decided I wanted to re-do it. I also wanted it to be smaller and … Continue reading hats and stuff
While I sew I've been listening to the Outlander audiobooks narrated by Davina Porter for about the thousandth time (don't judge me) and the way she verbalizes the villain's name spat out with malice ~ Stephen BONNET ~ well, I've developed an association. Ha. I purchased this Smith & Larkin 1770's Bonnet Kit in brown silk. These … Continue reading My Bonnet’s Name is Stephen.
I wanted to go shopping in period-correct style last weekend at Fort Frederick, so I threw together a market wallet. This is what Charles LeCount has to say about it: "In the collection of Historic Bethlehem Inc. is a late 18th or early 19th century (1790-1840) Market wallet. Recently purchased for the museum at an auction in … Continue reading A Market Wallet
Because I started a blog! I know, get with the times. Everyone and their mother has a blog. Whatever. This one's mine. So I started trying to get into historical reenactment about a year ago. I think I did it ass-backwards and just started sewing a hundred things before even figuring out where I'd be … Continue reading Hey! I’m excited!