Sunday, March 20, 2011

Civil War Sack Coat

I finished Rich's new sack coat today. Finished sewing on his Corporal's chevrons. I bought the sack coat kit and chevrons from Wambaugh and White. The pieces for the coat are cut out and sent to you with instructions, thread, and beeswax. It was a challenge, but I think it turned out pretty well for my first sack coat. Every stitch was handsewn. There are a few places I would have liked to have laid a little flatter, etc., but I'm overall pretty pleased.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Civil War Chemise

I just finished this project, which is a chemise. It's from a book called The Dressmaker's Guide 1840-1865 by Elizabeth Stewart Clark. If you are a woman interested in Civil War clothing, it is a must-have! Here is a picture of the chemise I made:

Now I'm working on a pair of underdrawers. A lady can never have too many!