Because there is more to living history than just the Civil War
Wow, that is a very pretty dress! The military-inspired trims are great, and I love the colour of the fabric, and her hairstyle, too. :-)Thanks for posting, I'm glad you are updating your blog again!-Julia
please make this! that trim is awesome!
Gorgeous! Please do this dress :)Sabine
I just stumbled upon your site as I was researching clothes of the 1849-1852 Gold Rush era. My sweetheart and I just became members of OSLH.I'm truly inspired by your expertise with the sewing machine and needle. I can only guess that you don't have children yet ;-)If you attend the St. Patrick's Day parade in Old Sac next month, please keep an eye out for a short woman wearing a black and white striped dress. That would be me with a borrowed dress.I just bought my first dress pattern from Sac Dry Goods (can't believe they're closing!). It's the Laughing Moon #114 Ladies Round Dress. I'm scared to death to try making it, but I'm going to give it a whirl. Jaime
*Love* the use of the military trim, it really changes how your eye travels around the shape.