On Sunday I went out with Ruth Mills and our model, "Alice," to take some photos of her in the 1850 costume.
This was created for Watson's Mills. Alice will be part of their summer porgramme, telling the story of the mill and the family that lived there and helped in the founding of Manotick.
It was a sunny windy day, perfect light for photos and we found this old tree and even a rabbit hole to shoot nearby! Alice knew her part and posed while we snapped away. Ruth created the hat for the costume, which completes the ensemble perfectly.
I found it amusing how naked our model felt, with her skirts so far from her legs! She had to put her shorts on to increase her sense of security! The hoop was responsible for that. The costume may get bloomers at some later date. It's all a matter of budget.