Chemise Alterations Part 1

So my chemise is longer than what it should be for my height (yes I am a little on the short side). I’ve put off fixing it for a while and now is the time to start the alterations! 

Before picture. It’s pretty long so I had to cut off quite a bit. 

The small cut my dad made for me when I had it on. 

My sewing scissors! Also my quilt I use for reenacting which is being used as a summer/fall quilt right now. 

The piece I cut on my chemise. 

The chemise after I cut it! Now all that’s left is to hem it, which I think I’ll do by hand! 


Photos From My Reeancting Based Photoshoots

I just *love* dressing up in my reenacting clothes and having pictures taken. I love it more than modern photos. To me it makes me feel so elegant and graceful. I wanted to share a couple of my favorites and share a little bit about them.


This was taken before my mom helped me trim out the jacket and skirt. It’s one of my favorite outfits now.


A friend of mine took this photo in between tours we were giving. I honestly wasn’t posing for this one. She thought it was a perfect moment and we have both captioned this as a longing for my sweetheart photo.


Another photo in the same outfit as in the first photo. This was taken on the Methodist Church in Washington, Arkansas right after church. During the Civil War Weekend the church has a sermon straight out of an original sermon during the Civil War. Isn’t that neat?


My sister took this photo during a break in our cousin’s photo shoot. We were all wearing garments that our grandmother had made for her store.

Writer’s Block How I Loathe Thee

When it comes to blogging I have a million ideas! When it comes to school essays my brain is empty. How is this possible you may ask. The answer: I. Have. No. Clue. It is so weird how this happens!

I finally came up with a topic for my biology essay and the teacher was very happy about it. There is just one itty bitty problem…I don’t know where to start writing it!!! I am trying to pour myself into this topic in hopes that I will suddenly love it. So far this isn’t happening and I have 3 weeks till it is due.

Get it together brain! My brain says ‘no.” My scared college student side that puts off stuff to the last second says ‘yes.’ Who will win? Hopefully they will combine forces and compromise. I’m fine if they put it off for about another week. I can write a 600 word essay in 2 weeks. I’ve done it before so I have practice. Is this something to be proud of? Maybe it isn’t now that I think of it.

Anyway, hopefully I can think of what to write about the more I think of it. This is actually one of the reasons I decided not to go to the reenactment in Pea Ridge. I want to use this weekend to focus on school and relax as my birthday will be here Monday! I want to get all studying and school work done by Monday so I can celebrate with family on me turning 20! (Thoughts on that will be published soon!)

Have a blessed Thursday night!