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I attended my first meeting for my local living history group. It was a lot of fun. The people are super nice, welcoming, friendly, and fun. There was an annual general meeting and then a sewing session. I got a welcome gift as a new member of a period appropriate sewing kit with flat wooden spools for thread, needles in red flannel, little metal snips, a brass thimble, bone buttons, and an awl. (I'm extra happy about the awl. I've been needing one of those.)

The only downer is that because of the local history they do not tend to recreate many eras or much fancy clothing. The focus is on early 19th century. And the people in this area at that time were very early settlers so lots of work clothes. Some ladies had some very nice caps though. They put out the Country Wives patterns. So I need to make some stuff that is appropriate. Luckily I have some repro cotton print dated to 1822 that I can use to make something plainer. I'm thinking something like this. My stays are about half done. Need to get those finished up.

I'm thinking that February is going to be the month of undergarments. I have my stays, my 1880s corset, and my 1880s petticoat to finish. I would also like to make my 1820 dress, but we'll see. March will be my 1882 print skirt and polonaise. Then April will be my Little Mermaid ballgown. Hopefully I will get all these things done by May. Then it will be on to Lost Hope Fairy. I just need to focus!

And yeah, looks like HSM 2015 is not in the cards for me. My sewing schedule just doesn't fit in with the challenges enough. Oh well, one of these days.

Date: 2015-02-02 03:08 am (UTC)
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Sounds like a nice group. Everyone in Manitoba is so nice! Now that you're in, you could always try to instigate a little change. I mean, even farmwives went to dances. I'm just sayin'.

Date: 2015-02-02 04:24 am (UTC)
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Aw thanks! :) There seem to be a couple of opportunities for fancier clothes, like fashion shows. I think I need to scope it out a little more and see what's what!

Date: 2015-02-02 11:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sounds so pleasant!

You can save all the fancy ass stuff for us at CoCo!

Date: 2015-02-03 12:25 am (UTC)
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It was nice! :)

I'm going to be super fancy!

Date: 2015-02-03 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
How fun! Bummer there isnt an excuse for much fancy stuff, but it sounds nice to connect with other history lovers. :)

Date: 2015-02-03 07:43 pm (UTC)
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It is fun! I just wanna swan around in silk all day; is that so wrong? ;p It really is great to connect with people with similar interests.


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