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Emma and I had a fantastic time at Remembrance Day this year. I got to visit and catch up with so many old reenacting friends and meet some lovely new ones. It made me realize how much I miss reenacting... It feels like we never get out to events since we moved to Virginia. We were much more active in Michigan! There are still things to do around here, but it's not the same, at least for me. I miss the camaraderie of being in a unit.

The weather for the most part was FANTASTIC, so much so that I didn't really bother to finish my paletot. It was wearable but definitely not picture-ready. But almost immediately after the parade ended, the winter squall blew in and it hailed. Yes, hailed. I've never seen weather turn so quickly in my life!

We attended one of the balls and a tea and I had my picture made. I can't begin to tell you just how pleased I am with this tin type. I haven't been able to capture with my phone just how crisp the real image is. And I'm really pleased with my outfit. I try to get tin types made whenever I can because for me it's about the process of creating an image so authentic it could be mistaken for the real thing. I think we got fairly close this time. ;-)

I did finish my black ball gown, but didn't get any good pictures of it. Plus I wasn't happy with how the bertha turned out and have already ordered new lace for it! So it will get pictures and a blog post once that arrives. Here's a peak at the skirt for now.



Can't wait for next year!





We took two trips to Needle and Thread... I got some basics like brown and black polished cotton for linings and facings and white cotton sateen for new Regency stays. My big splurge was worsted wool flannel in the most amazing green color for a secret project (sorry!) which was priced almost twice what I like to pay for worsteds but I couldn't pass up that color. It's the same color as the 1840s dress I started, which I need to finish for Agecroft in two weeks! Then I got a pretty striped cotton for probably something Regency and a sheer striped black silk for an 1860s sheer dress.

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On November 22nd, 2016 02:09 am (UTC), mala_14 commented:
Your tin type is so cool! Those old photographic processes give incredible results. The fineness with which they capture detail is really amazing. You look beautiful! And looks like you got some lovely fabrics.
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On November 22nd, 2016 03:08 am (UTC), isabelladangelo commented:
I am in love with those bows on that ball gown skirt! Can't wait to see the rest of it!
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On November 22nd, 2016 04:32 am (UTC), m_of_disguise commented:
The tintype looks so great! It looks just like an original. :D

And that ballgown skirt is SO PRETTY! I can't wait to see the entire outfit! :D
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On November 22nd, 2016 05:39 am (UTC), koshka_the_cat commented:

Everything is fabulous, of course!


And you're going next year, right? :)

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On November 23rd, 2016 09:15 pm (UTC), reine_de_coudre replied:
of course!! :D
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On November 22nd, 2016 07:38 am (UTC), theladyrebecca commented:
You look amazing, and your tintype really looks like an original. And I can't wait to see the rest of your ballgown!
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On November 22nd, 2016 06:42 pm (UTC), nuranar commented:
Yay! I'm so glad you (mostly) finished everything, and the ones that aren't done weren't too terribly necessary! You look lovely, and I can't wait to see the finished ballgown. Those fabrics are just dreamy, too.
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On November 22nd, 2016 06:43 pm (UTC), nuranar replied:
I'm now SUPER excited for next year, too. I'm totally going to join in!
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On November 23rd, 2016 09:13 pm (UTC), reine_de_coudre replied:
YAAAAAY! :D
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On November 22nd, 2016 09:15 pm (UTC), mandie_rw commented:
Wonderful tintype! I've had a couple done now, but I never get tired of watching the plate develop...it's like magic! Can't wait to see what that flannel becomes, what a great color!
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On November 22nd, 2016 09:59 pm (UTC), jenthompson commented:
You look AMAZING! And that tintype is 100% convincing. I'm so jealous that you got to do that!
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On November 22nd, 2016 11:04 pm (UTC), vanessa_lynne commented:
That ball gown skirt is just lovely! Can't wait to see the entire outfit.
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On January 19th, 2017 02:53 pm (UTC), Mary H Woodall commented:
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Your dresses are beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Where do you live?
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