Wednesday, February 09, 2011

I Never Thought My Next Outfit Would Be….

A Civil War dress.  

Seriously…this never crossed my mind.  In that brief period I was out of work, a few friends convinced me to attend a Civil War event in February during the long weekend.  At the time, I thought why not, even though this is not a time period I particularly like, the project would keep me busy while looking for work.  Little did I know that a few days after agreeing to this project, I would find a job and have no time to whip together a Civil War era outfit.

So now, here I am less than 2 weeks away and what do I have?

It is really a darker tan than what
shows up in this picture.
Well I bought yards and yards of this fabric for a whopping $10!  I was lucky: the burn test revealed it is all cotton.  Yay!

So what do I now need:
1.  A hoop
2.  Petticoat to cover the hoop
3.  Skirt to cover hoop and petticoat
4.  Bodice

Sure, this is doable….maybe with a few all-nighters.

1 comment:

petalrose said...

Good Luck, I hope you have a great time!