Greetings and Salutations!
My name is Heather Ray and I am so pleased to be joining ya'll's forum. I have been reenacting for about 14 years and have only in the past few years stretched beyond the sulter row cookie cutter look. In my search for some semblance of authenticity I have created some atrocious creations (which I will not subject you to) but I do want to post pictures of the first dress I created with which I am completely happy (and it was a success entirely thanks to your insight and instruction found on these pages). Thank you ladies for all your help. I am grateful.http://s349.photobucket.com/user/Heather_Shell_Ray/library/Historic%20%20Clothes
This dress is made from a semi-sheer blue plaid cotton. It is matched with a blue silk belt and a lawn collar. My husband and I are standing on a hill, on flat surfaces this dress does not drag on the ground.