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...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Beautiful Fit!

Today Miss Abigail modeled her new dresses:).

Of course, every young lady should have choices regarding her attire so an extra skirt was made:).
Needless to say I was very excited to see the dresses fit perfectly and also the smile that went along with them:).

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Seeing Double!

Today Millie (storytelling partner) and I gave tours in our latest dresses.
Christine and I had a marathon sewing Saturday last weekend and we managed to complete two dresses.
Christine made Millie's dress and I made mine:).
You may recognize the frogs on my dress as those from the dress I bought last week at Goodwill.
This fabric was a bit pricier that what I usually buy but I found it on sale at a nearby quilt shop on the $15 per yard rack marked down to $5 a yard.
It is some of the most wonderful fabric I have used for a dress in that it is cotton but feels like silk!
The vintage lace collar was a fun find just under $5 during one of my antiquing sprees.
The blue braided trim on the bodice was found at Hancock's for .99 cents a yard
(it took about 7 yards).
Although the dress is costlier than some of the others it was fun to make and to wear.
Every once in a while I splurge with the money saved on all the other dresses:).
Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it!