Bonus Post!

Well, not a bonus post in the sense that you get a bonus translation. Sorry. I wanted to promote you a couple of things:

Hallie Larkin and Steph Smith have produced a gown pattern with instruction based on their popular workshops! I have not attended one of them (I never do anything), but it's clear from their online presence that they Know Their Stuff. You should definitely consider this pattern if you're looking to get into 18th century re-enacting/costuming.

There's this comic called The Dreamer, and it's just come back from a long hiatus. The basic plot is that a modern high schooler with ordinary troubles starts to dream that she's in the American Revolution, and there are cameos and regular roles for all sorts of historical figures. The art is lovely, and the writer really, deeply cares about the history. I highly recommend going back to the beginning and reading it all the way through.


  1. Dear Cassidy,

    I brought Hallie'd pattern, not being able to travel, and it's well worth it. Have read the instructions, and am ready to dig in. The instructions are written in a largely comforting manner, and the photos are quite clear. Finally, a pattern I can not only use, but learn from. Now there's a concept.

    Very best,



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