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V281: Rainy Sunday in Colonial Williamsburg

Today, our second day in Colonial Williamsburg, is rainy and cold.  On top of that, I've got a cold myself, so getting up and out in costume was a little more delayed than usual. This isn't Chowning's Tavern. I didn't take many pictures, but for...

V280: Our First Day in Colonial Williamsburg

Carriage tour in the morning Today my mumsies and I enjoyed our first full day in the 18th century, touring the Governor's Palace, poking our heads in shops, taking a carriage ride, and enjoying a nice dinner at the Kings Arms Tavern. Mom and me in...

V279: A Short Stop in Alexandria, Virginia

Ha! You thought I'd miss today's blogpost, but here we are in Colonial Williamsburg, with wireless internet. :-) Alexandria explodes with quaint colonial charm. Today was mostly spent driving from Alexandria to Williamsburg, not a short trip, and even...

V272: Finished Indienne Print Curtain Gown, 1780

Finally I've got all the little bits n' bobs complete on my Indienne print Curtain-Along dress, and just in time too - we leave for Colonial Williamsburg this coming Wednesday! I'm very pleased with how this gown turned out.  Everything...well...fits,...

V269: A Baby Neckerchief from a Baby Gown

I'm a sucker for fancy embroideries, but I just plain suck at doing them myself, so I look for textiles that already have nice embroideries on them.  A tantalizing source is old baby baptism gowns.  Some are plain, but some are quite beautifully whiteworked....

V254: Fitting Mom's JP Ryan Jacket(s)

JP Ryan Jacket in progress Today my lovely Lady Mother came over for help fitting sleevils into two of her Colonial Williamsburg pieces - both swallow-tailed jackets, in different materials, using the JP Ryan pattern, but also referencing the same jacket...

V251: Starting the Indienne Gown, 1780s

With only about a month left until we leave for Williamsburg, I have rather a lot of sewing to do! I was giddy when I found this Indienne print cotton at Lowe's, and now it's time to make it into a dress.  The "Prelude to Victory" event...

V250: Finished 1770s Parisian Chapeau

Awhile ago I posted a little page of sketches for a late 1770s hat to go with my striped "Parisian Gown."  I went out and bought all the materials for it, but never got around to putting the thing together, until now. I went with the design...

V220: The Parisian Gown - Finished!

Despite all the trouble this gown gave me, I'm so happy with how it turned out!  I certainly learned many a lesson about fabric choice, sleeve construction, and general patterning.  I'm ready to tackle the next project now, hopefully with less worries....

High Summer Gardens

August is beyond peak time in New England gardens but there is still a lot of color out there:  primarily from phlox, phlox and more phlox. I’ve been taking pictures on my local travels and those below are from eastern Massachusetts, coastal New...
From: streetsofsalem on 6 Aug 2012

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