My thoughts, experiences and activities regarding Civil War era civilian living history.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Piney Woods dress
The homespun I ordered for my dress for Into the Piney Woods arrrived. Not sure yet if I like it; not exactly what I thought it would be. But I have time to think on it a bit. I'm using Vicki Betts' Furr homespun dress and the dress to the left as guides to construct the dress. I'm undecided whether to have coat sleeves or bishop. The coat may be more comfortable without the cuffs, but the bishop can be pushed up as needed. I'm now on the lookout for the fabric for an apron and slat bonnet.