|Take a tour of our 18thc. house HERE~|
|An interpreter at Plimoth Plantation. My new shift and doublet are similar~|
I designed the new shift with long sleeves, and a 2 1/2 inch neck ruffle, after researching many images from Plimoth Plantation.
I am in the process of choosing some wool for the doublet, which is also long sleeved, has a U shape neckline showing the upper shift and neck ruffle, and closes all down the front with many tiny period-correct buttons.
|Adam at our front door. You can tour our period home HERE~|
|Taking a break during the filming of a movie we are in about King Philip's War in 17thc. New England~|
|Here we are at the 1660 Jackson House in Portsmouth NH. We were asked to be there for the day to talk with tourists who came for the special fall festival~|
|Adam, in perfect 17thc. dress and 'look', holds the 17thc. style treen candlesticks he makes and turns by hand, and that we sell on our website.|
Right now, I am agonizing over 3 colors of the wool for the jacket, trying to decide which would be best, and make me happiest. I'll make that decision this week. A doublet is very fitted, and is worn over the shift and stays. While I do not have the sewing skills to make my gowns or jackets, I am making myself another 17thc. petticoat out of a jacquard, similar to one they have at Plimoth.
|This photo and the one below are of me at our own house~See more of our new 17thc. garments in the links above~|
|Here we are with a friend (center), eating a period lunch we brought on the lawn of the 17thc. Whipple House in Ipswich Mass. We were asked to be there to speak with the tourists on '17th century Saturday'~ All of the furniture is our own, and all are authentic 17thc. pieces. You can see more of our day HERE~|
|Here is one of my most treasured items of 17thc. reenactment clothing. This is a hand embroidered coif---the term for a cap in the 16th and 17th centuries. This one was done by someone at Plimoth Plantation, and it took her a couple of years. It was on display there for years in a case. I am honored that they agreed to sell it to me, because they felt I would appreciate it more than anyone! It is an exact copy of an extant period coif, and I do proudly wear it for certain 17thc. events.|
We have a paid 'Dinner with the Pilgrims' in our home. This is the menu we had one year. You can read more about it and see some photos HERE~
***UPDATE, 2013~ SEE MORE HERE~