Two weekends ago, the usual suspects and I put on a dressmaking demo at the Indian King Tavern, where I'm a docent. We advertised it, very falsely, as a Dress In A Day...well, we did try! But we're none of us professionals, we're not so good at talking to the public while continuing to sew, and we were only there for about 5.5 hours. So it ended up being a 2/3-of-a-Dress-in-a-Day!
|All hand-sewn, with the best 18thc technique we could muster!|
We ended up with about 2/3 of the dress done. At least it was looking like a dress when we finished!
This past weekend, the Indian King had a guest speaker that told us about tea in colonial times, and 2/3 of my team thought it would be fun to attend - especially if Robin managed to finish the rest of the dress! She did, and since it was, no exaggeration, 30 degrees cooler than the Saturday before, we determined it was Silk Sunday and dressed accordingly!
|And Robin wore a splendid hat! I wonder where she got it...?|
|Yes, it's my hat! Thievery!|
|And my mitts, for that matter...|
|Enjoying a stroll in the just-slightly-too-modern-for-our-dresses cemetery|
Up next: something very modern; we're going as the public to the WWII air show in Reading in the beginning of June. I hold out a faint hope that it won't be 90F that weekend...