A Ladies' reading-room for mental improvement.
The focus is on the Antebellum and Civil War era's. Reading suggestions are welcome; books and magazines, fiction and non-fiction, primary and secondary sources.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Off to Olustee with a new wool dress. It was quite plain so I applied some red wool braid and made a red velvet belt. They will look nice with my red and white undersleeves. This is a "nice" ladies dress to be worn with hoops.
I'm going to wear my brand spanking new blue silk bonnet. I bartered a pair of knitted under-sleeves. I supplied the materials. And, I made a veil.
No one is going to recognize me since I usually do a poorer yeoman farmers wife who takes in laundry. I've worn the same dress for years. It has acquired that work worn look.