24 November 2012

Portraying a Plymouth Milliner

Last Saturday was the America's Hometown Thanksgiving event in Plymouth, Mass where I had the great opportunity to portray a milliner. Here are some photos from the event. You may recognize many of the items from past posts such as the pudding cap on the right which I made last year.

A few photos of our tent...

The red silk gown and petticoat I made this summer are hanging in the center, to the left of them is the green wool gown from my runaway impression and the baby / toddler stays I made last year are on the table, which was quite the topic of conversation for visitors.

I wore the floral cotton gown I made this summer, but this is the only photo that sort of shows the gown. 

 My fellow milliner! 

The embroidered stomacher I started last fall and abandoned is on the right...and it's almost done!

I tried braiding my hair and looping it like I saw in a 1782 milliner print, but by the end of the day it didn't look as lovely as the woman's hair from the illustration. (And yes, since it was a super chilly day, I wore two shifts.)


  1. Beautiful photos! Looks like a wonderful event - and a lovely way to spend Thanksgiving.


    1. Thank you! This event is a great celebration of all eras of history for the town.

  2. Looked like fun.
    And I've left an award for you at my blog. possessionsofalady.blogspot.com

  3. Oh I wish I could have visited at your event. It looked wonderful! Beautiful costumes. I re-enact for 1812 and went to a Merchant Meeting. Had a great time. I baught a beautifully hand made straw hat. And a few other fun things.

    God Bless


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