I was invited to join some new friends at an 18thc living history demonstration they were doing for the New York Historical Society this past Sunday...I could sit and sew things and talk to the public about it? Sign me up!
I worked on a cap, which was apparently not as exciting as the tailoring demonstration going on next to me; I kept teasing that next time I'd have to bring a whole gown with me, would that be impressive enough?
And I was very glad I was inside yesterday, unlike the poor guys with their drumming...it was HOT! And the triathlon closed down half the streets in the city so we couldn't even get to the Historical Society; we had to park about six blocks away and hike our stuff over so I can tell you just how hot it was! Was very grateful a gauze cap didn't weigh much, at that point...
My friend Eliza specifically requested fancy, and this was as fancy as we were getting with only an hour between wake-up time and departure-time to drag myself out of bed, eat breakfast, do hair, and dress! It's a 2+hr drive for me...so no hair powder this time, sorry kids.
Hence the fichu worn over the gown, rather than under as I usually do! Hides the lack of neckline trim. :D Well, you know, sort of.