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