Happy Monday, readers! This past weekend was the first reenactment out at Fort Nisqually, “Sewing to Sowing.” This is always a great way to start the reenacting season, as it combines the crafts of both sewing and gardening. I didn’t get too many photos, as I was mainly busy demonstrating and teaching sewing and doing various errands, but I thought I would share photos of the silk sewing apron I finished recently, but didn’t have occasion to wear until now. Quite appropriate for a sewing event, no?
I also did my hair in a different style than usual, and got so many lovely comments and questions about it, that I’ve decided to do a little tutorial. I’m hoping to film that this upcoming weekend, as for the first time in a long time, I have no commitments during the weekend.
One of the projects I began work on was a dress for my dear reenactor friend, Janelle! I promised her a dress on her 9th birthday, and, well, next month she’ll be turning 10.
Also, the exhibit that I have been busily working on for the past couple of months finally opened on Saturday! Here are the reproductions that I finished, the Leghorn bonnet (I decorated it, the form came from Timely Tresses) and the embroidered collar with vintage tatting. I did another dye bath on this collar, adding more salt and leaving it in for a half an hour rather than the 10 minutes I initially did, and it turned out a bit better than the purple version I got first. 😉
Anyways, if you’re going to be in the Pacific NW region, I would highly recommend checking out this exhibit, which runs from now through August!