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First Chemise

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The shift is part way done. So far, I've learned to use a seam ripper really well. Unsewing is the technical term, I believe. This is the alpha version, rolled
mgoudket@att.net
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5:53 PM

Boning channels

(54)
OK, I'll bite! Prepping for TS Erika, which includes stocking up on DVDs from the library, in case the satellite is out for any length of time. What are your
Linda Gasparini
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Aug 28

Bonnet Paper?

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That sounds very reasonable. MikeRaynham Hall Museum On Saturday, August 22, 2015 8:21 PM, "Sharon Ann Burnston millfarm@sprintmail.com [18cLife]"
mgoudket@att.net
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Aug 22

Paper of Pins

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Michael is too humble. The Robert Townsend in question is he of the Culper spy ring and he does an excellent job at this as well as all of his other
colonialstitcher
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Aug 21

Orphan

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Thank you all. I had a feeling this wasn't really 18th century, which is why I put this up for discussion. While the issue is not fully resolved, I know now
mgoudket@att.net
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Aug 19

Women's Things

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Prevalence vs. Identification of one item in an inventory Thank you for the link! At this point prevalence is not being looked at. I simply note any sanitation
optimumdiesel
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Aug 17

Re: affordability and availability of cotton prints

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Yes, Sharon. I helps a great deal. In the exhibition, and as I said, the docent at the exhibit, said that printed cottons were very inexpensive. The
colonialstitcher
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Aug 14

Re: Dyeing with logwood, was Re: Indigo for sale,was affordability a

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It's really quite the process! Colleen, Mother of 4, 18th C Reenactor who never met a textile craft she didn't want to learn. Sent from my iPhone ... It's
Colleen Humphreys
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Aug 13

Re: Indigo for sale,was affordability and availability of cotton pri

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So, there is the Silas purchase of indigo and an early 19th cent. of buying indigo for home purpose. So, it may be people were dying their yarn or cloth at
optimumdiesel
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Aug 12

Cotton Dresses

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 Thanks for the info, Bob. Years ago I grew a short stapled Hopi cotton I'd purchased from NativeSeed SEARCH, altho my notes are lacking in the specific
Linda Gasparini
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Aug 9

Solid Colored Cloth for Reenactors

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Sorry, I don't think I was clear - in this scenario, a "strict documentarian" would not make a gown out of X fabric if there was no clear documentation that
Cassidy Percoco
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Aug 8

Jacket - buttons, hooks, and fasteners.

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It is like the adaptation of information or technology into the general populous. New Info can take time to digest, review and analyze. It is like seeing
optimumdiesel
30
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Aug 4

Calico prices compared to other fabrics

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I've found some English fabric prices too. In the little "Threads of Feeling" book by John Styles, it says "brown linen cost a shilling a yard or less [...] A
annacarin_betzen
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Aug 3

Re: fastening the shift cuffs, was new article on 18c shifts

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... Thanks for the pointer, Jacquelyn, and thanks, Carol and Colleen, for clarifying about the Hive discussion. Your servant, Sue Felshin sfelshin@alum.mit.edu
Sue Felshin
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Jul 20

Dutch-American culture

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Sorry, I pick up terms from military people in my family and books about wars from different time period...hence "battle front" meaning at the point of
optimumdiesel
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Jul 17
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