Lately I have been working with Watson's Mill. This summer, the Mill celebrates 150 years of operation! The museum would like to see everyone in costume for the celebrations. To that end, last week I drove through a snow storm to give a lecture. I showed slides of fashions from 1860 to 1880 and we had a dress up session. I dressed a volunteer in a full costume: corset, hoop, petticoats and 1860 dress. It was a lot of fun.
Next Saturday, February 7, I will lead a workshop to help get the costumes ready. We will be trimming bonnets and hats, too!