Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Dress Decisions

So picked up this great fabric at the Ladies and Gentlemen of the 1860s Conference this year from Needle and Thread.

I've been looking for inspiration to make it up and I think I have narrowed it down to two and invite my readers to comment or vote or what have you on which they think would be the best choice.

Dress number 1

Dress number 2

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Summer Break

Summer is Texas living history off-season and I took it off. No sewing, no research, a very lazy summer. I spent most of it traveling to visit friends. If interested, you can read about these travels at my other blog, The History Traveler. But it is coming to an end. The fall is looking pretty full of activities, events and sewing. I have added music to my Hoopskirts and Frockcoats internet radio station. I'm also getting back into the Texas 1860 mortality schedules.

 I've added to my stash of equipment from the City-wide Garage Sale here in Austin. I found a new little camp table and silver pitcher, both for under $25.00.

Back to living history soon!