What a fascinating video. Thanks for posting it. The gown is beautiful, but she would have been so hot!Thanks
Laura, I’d run a mile in 5 inch heels to wear this dress! I’d even do it to try on the green one the mantua maker is wearing, LOL!Thanks so much for sharing the video with us :) Blessings,Amanda Stanley
Kristen,That's so TRUE of my research! Those old colonial dresses still bear sweat stains under the arms! Can you imagine dancing in 95 degree Virginia heat in that dress! I think that's where the idea of the fainting female came in:) Glad you watched - it really is eye-opening.
Oh, very interesting! Great find.
Amanda,I'd be running right along with you!! Got a good chuckle at that:) I like all but those silly mobcaps (maybe because I have one and look so ridiculous in mine), though then they were quite the THING:) Bless you:)
Hi Lori,I thought you'd like this ~ and be glad you can stay in jeans:)
Having never really liked sewing - and yes, I did take Home Ec in high school, and my mother made all our clothes when I was little - I did find it fascinating to think about how they produced dresses back then without aid of a sewing machine!
Regina, You brought back my own Home Ec memories - loved to cook but hated to sew. However, I love handwork! And I think if I could sew, I'd quit writing and just sew historic dresses:) Imagine the hours in those old gowns - and sewing by candlelight!