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May 31, 2007

Slat bonnet

I’ve finished sewing my slat bonnet. I’ll get pictures up soon. I did it entirely by hand and it went more quickly than I thought. It was really quite fun. The hardest part was making the channels for the slats, and even that wasn’t very difficult!

Posted by Jordan in: history| sewing

May 24, 2007

1860's clothing

I finally ordered my corset making supplies! I’m very excited. I can’t wait to get started. In the mean time, I’ll work on my apron(s) and sun bonnet. I’m going to make a slat bonnet. “Slats” were used to stiffen the brim so that it wouldn’t flop down in your face. I’m going to use cardboard “slats”, which I was surprised to find is historically accurate. (Cardboard was called Pasteboard back then, but it’s really the same thing.)

Posted by Jordan in: history| sewing

May 11, 2007

1860's dress update

With the help of the ladies on the Sense and Sensibility forum, I decided that my fabric is acceptable. (Hooray!) I looked at some reproduction prints and found some quite similar to my choice.

Posted by Jordan in: history| sewing

May 02, 2007

Civil War costume dreams


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Daniel's watermelon


Daniel in the Watermelon eating contest

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Posted by Jordan in: Fun| family| field trips