I have been out of town this weekend and have not be able to add to my blog. Starting Monday I'll be adding some content on different styles of civil war dresses. So please check back to see what I add. Here is just an introduction!
As civil war reenactors, we are always trying to find new ways to make our impressions more authentic and believable. So many people will tell us that this or that fabric would not have been worn, or a woman would not be caught with out her hoop. But in times of war, sometime fashion just goes out the door. Julia Johnson Fisher, a woman of the civil war stated in a journal entry, "For three long years the world has been comparatively lost to us. We know nothing of the changes that have taken place during that time. In dress we are just where we were in 1860 - for fashion, but rags and wrinkles are more plentiful." Just what exactly did the women wear during the civil war, and what can we wear to help our impression?
To be continued!