Friday, April 3, 2015

Colonial Williamsburg, Spring 2015

It's Friday, I'm home from our trip, and I have been looking at my Williamsburg pictures all afternoon while sipping tea.  I feel spoiled.

It was such a great little vacation!  I cannot wait to go back, and I've been pestering my husband about a trip this summer already.

I was not able to go in costume as my blue linen gown is fighting me in the shoulders, and my cotton print gown is still unfinished, but luckily my daughter's costume was complete (mostly).

Her hat could do with decorating, and she's wearing my neck handkerchief in this, but <3!
I'm really glad I made these sleeves extra long so she could grow into them--it was cold!

Confession: the cloak is not wool, but cotton flannel.  It kept her just as warm, she actually wore it because it wasn't "itchy", and from a distance you absolutely cannot tell the difference.  I think I'll be making more of these!

I don't have as many pictures as I anticipated--that is, most of them are of the little lady above.  However I do have some curiosities for you!

I am embarrassed to note that I had no idea these shoes were period correct.  I was so fascinated my them that I talked with the interpreter about shoes for a good long time.  Luckily she was happy to chat!

Am I alone in not knowing animal print velveteen was a thing in this century?!  I was *shocked* but sort of thrilled at the same time! 

This was from a few panels of silk once belonging to a dress of Martha Washington's.  I was just amazed to see the tiny stitch holes, still there (and tiny!) after all this time.
I have enough pictures for several posts, but I really ought to work on my cotton gown!  I'd like to have it completed by next Friday, but we shall see.

To those who celebrate, Happy Easter!

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