Reenacting is a fun and rewarding hobby. Whether you portray famous historical figures or your own fictional character, reenacting is a form of time travel for those of us who feel they were born in the wrong era. However, reenacting can be overwhelming and very expensive. I hope through this blog to help those new to the hobby, or even those veteran reenactors, to enjoy reenacting without breaking the bank. Blog posts will address things like developing your character, traditions and etiquette for different time periods, and affordable but accurate clothing options. So step back in time to days gone by...

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Battle of Columbia

Today we attended the Battle of Columbia.
A few ladies relaxed at the encampment before the battle.
Hubby and I enjoyed the lovely weather.
After visiting with some friends we headed to the outdoor theater...
for an historic accounting by the Generals Lee, Jackson, and Stuart.
After learning the history of these famous gentleman I was honored to have my photo taken with them.
Following the performance I joined the ladies who had been making silk card cases.
This was the first time I wore this dress which is a summer sheer dress.
I made the bodice while Christine made the skirt (Simplicity Pattern).
This dress was another thrify endeavor.
The fabric was a great buy at $1.50 per yard.
The white belt was found at a local thrift shop for $1 (see above pictures to see the belt) which happened to have a period correct look.
The hat I made on the way in the car with a $2 straw hat from a thrift shop and some silk roses and trimming from an old hat.
Altogether the dress and hat were just under $40.
Hmmm...maybe I should start a show called $40 a Dress:).


  1. Loved seeing you, ya'll were a bright spot in the day.
    Miss Rosie

  2. The photos are lovely.

    Was that beard real? :D

  3. I love the blue color! Do these events go on even if it's raining? It would be a shame for everyone to get their lovely clothes all wet!