Since our Gone with the Wind escapade I am completely obsessed. I mentioned my friend Amanda. Her family is involved with Civil War reenactments. A few weeks ago, she came over and had me try to fix a Civil War dress she bought online that was a little too big for her. I tried to fix it and I suppose I did okay. I hope she wants to wear it at least! Anyway, since then and also since our girls night with Scarlet O'Hara, I can't get those awesome dresses out of my mind.
Last night I spent, no joke, about 5 hours online looking for old time dress patterns. I want to make something so badly!! (the aprons are finished, why not start another project?) I have another friend Heather who's family is involved with old west rendezvous. She gets to wear fun old dresses too! I would love to start going to rendezvous with our little family. If only I get Matt's brothers to do it, then we could too! Yes, that is how that works. Matt and his brothers are connected at the hip these days. And that not a bad thing, I love it that he is getting so close with his siblings.
Anyway, last night I found an amazing lady. Her name is Katherine and she makes her own costume dresses. She is, well, there is no word for it. Look at these pictures of her and a few of the dresses she has made.
Turn of the 19th Century Riding Habit
This is her 1880s bustle dress.