Sunday, October 11, 2009


It's been so long since I last posted I posted a title without any narrative.

My computer can't "see" my memory card from my digital camera, so I haven't posted because I think a blog without photos can be, shall we say, boring.

I just discovered that I can run a cord from a port on the front of my computer to my camera and it can see the memory card. Miracles do happen. Don't you just love the technology we have today. If only I knew how to use it.

I haven't made an article of clothing in years. Probably since, oh the 1970's when we were putting together our Rev War (Revolutionary War) clothing until the past few weeks. I dusted off the old Bernina and got to work.

The sweet Hubby has decided he wants to volunteer at Stately Oaks in Jonesboro, but he needs Civil War era clothing, which he didn't have. He purchased a very complicated historic pattern from some internet site that I just wouldn't tackle. He did borrow a Simplicity historic pattern from one of the ladies that also volunteers. I'm not sure how simple this pattern was, but it was a lot less complicated than the other one he has purchased.

We have here yet another article of clothing from history, this time, it's 19th Century. I'm reading the pattern for a vest with pockets--three pockets and some type of chest padding. I might need some help on this "simple" vest. I don't think 18th Century clothing is this complicated. This simple shirt had eight (8) EIGHT gussets in it, at the neck, under the arms and at the shirt tail. The small photo with the hand is the tiny gusset at the tail of the garment. There's nothing like looking at some one's arm pit. Now I'm off to study the vest pattern.