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Thread: Red in her 1860s dress

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    Super Member redkimba's Avatar
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    in re: the live chat last night. Here are a couple of me in the sheer dress. In the first one, I am the one on the right. The other one is a close-up of the dress (and the smoking cap I made)
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    Hey Red, nice repro. Smoking cap is cool too.

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    thank you on both.

    The gentleman who rec'd it really likes it & he get compliments on it.

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    WoW!! Are you a fellow civil war re=enactor?

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    Nice pics. So good to see you. Thanks for sharing. But...What is a smoking cap?

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    Very cool smoking cap...they are very hard to find these days and yours looks very authentic. The re-enacting sounds like fun...here people get together for medieval re-enacting, the costumes are amazing.

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    Great pictures!

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    Smoking cap is one of those Victorian "frou-frou" things. Men were supposed to wear them so the smell of smoke would not get into their clothes/hair.

    I made that cap from a pattern in an 1876 Peterson's. the cap is linen and silk embroidery thread. It was a great chance to learn/practice embroidery over tissue paper; drawing the pattern on tissue paper, embroider the pattern, and the tearing out the paper.

    The pattern is such a classic Greek key pattern that it's pretty timeless for 19th Cent flair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trisha
    WoW!! Are you a fellow civil war re=enactor?

    I am a reenactor, but I lean towards the "experimental archaeologist" For me, it just takes more than wearing the clothes. I have to do the activities and learn the period to get more into it. Luckily I am with a couple of folks who want to do that sort of thing.

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