So there's a local Memorial Day parade. And one of the units was a
local CW re-enacting group. Lots of soldiers, and four ladies in day
During the speechifying I stood near and studied their handiwork (or
Dress 1: on a silver-haired lady. French blue ground with light sprigs
of ferns/leaves, these almost in a grey tone. She'd added a wear strip
around the hem, which was a good 4" above the ground. Nice little
sheer neck collar deal thing. Grey snood.
#2: a patriotic plaid, with ground. Cartridge pleats at the waist,
following the stripes. Muslin collar, black snood.
#3: on a youthful redhead. Emerald green print with a lighter green
design (toile-like). Muslin collar with tea-dyed crochet edging. Black
#4: wow. Wide black & white stipes going vertical to about her knees,
then a wide worked self-strip with diagonal chevrons. /\/\/\/\/\ Just
cut on the bias, stitch together, keep making enough blocks to go all
the way aorund the skirt. And a solid black band separating the worked
trim from the straight skirt. (This could also have been a stealth
She had on a white blouse and a navy weskit which had lovely gold
trimming on the neck edges, and working into discs for the rear "tail"
trimmings. Dressed hair in a snood under a straw brimless hat.
Makes me want to log off, pedal home, and get out some stash!
- posted 13 years ago