Dressing the Colonial Family
Research, Patterns and Fabric
My brother, sister-in-law and their six children will be visiting Williamsburg in the spring of 2004. I have agreed to costume them all in appropriate attire.
I am dividing this project up into two construction phases. The first, from now (October 1st) until Christmas, I will be working on the basic pieces for the children – chemise, gowns and caps for the girls and shirt, waistcoat and breeches for the boys. After Christmas, I will work on the clothing for the adults and cloaks and jackets for the children.
(Note: Right after Christmas, I realized that I had bit off way more than I could chew and there was no way I was going to get all this accomplished. Fortunately, my sister-in-law picked up the ball and ran with it. Boy, did she run with it!)