|colonial work dress|
These are just a few of the dresses I have made over the last several years to wear and work in in our kitchen.
The biggest challenge is been putting in 16 hour days in fully boned outfits. If I was sitting behind a desk, it would be one thing, but I am regularly hauling water, food supplies, pouring off pots and cooking in these garments, all the time wondering how our earlier ancestors survived the ordeal.
Most of my dresses were revamped from period costume patterns that I converted into time appropriate garments, my Mom was an expert seamstress and as such, taught me how to properly sew any garment, and adapt it to my purposes.
All of these garments are fully boned.
|Another Colonial Work Dress|
I've had to work as I froze, so i had to do some research and come up with various combinations of quadrupled petticoats, long underwear and many layers of shawls tied back to keep them from igniting on the burners of the many stoves I cook on.
|I sewed evryones clothes here!|
|Capote I hand Made for a friend|
|Dress I made for my Niece|
|Here I am as a Pirate Wench Arghhh!|