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

    1. Thank you honoring me with this award Sandra!

  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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