Monthly Archives: May 2013

War of 1812 Dress…

So, I’m not entirely happy with how it came out, but I loved the fabric. It is brown with a raised line pattern going throughout and is subtle, but pretty. While making this dress, I had to really futz around with the scoop in the front since I had cut it too big and didn’t realize that until too late.


I believe I have enough fabric to make another attempt, which I might start today. I’m home sick so I need something to do with myself AND there are more 1812 events to go to this year. I definitely need to make a new hat. The one I have has blue ribbons and is a bit too big in the brim for my tiny head 🙂

What I’m doing right now…

  1. Updating my resume…eventually this sequester has to end and I might be able to find the park of my dreams! Or at least a good new position somewhere!
  2. Making a baby quilt for my friend, Jen, and her first baby 🙂
  3. Planning a trip to the MFA to see my quilt piece on display
  4. Trying to figure out what to do for my 18th century dress this year. And SHOES!
  5. Indexing 1916 Mass Vital Records for Family Search