He smiled, a boyish grin and his eyes twinkled merrily. The dances went on and since they were having such a wonderful time they simply kept dancing together. He was so very pleasant to talk to and Catherine was having such a splendid time. She felt like the evening would go on forever. … More ‘I Will Always Remember You’: A Civil War Tale
The poem you are about to read is from the perspective of a young soldier in the Civil War. As the evening settles upon the camp, troops gather around a glowing fire resting from the days march. In this time of quiet their thoughts often drift back to home, family, and sweethearts. Our young soldier … More Farewell In The Darkening Evening
Wow!!! It was truly a dream come true to attend my first ever Civil War reenactment! (drum roll please). From watching the battle, to building a fire, to dancing the evening away, it was such a great experience! … More My First Reenactment!!!
Hello friends, Today you get to enjoy a post of photos and a fun video (its not a boring tutorial, yay!) You all get to finally see my Civil War outfit! To be honest I started making this thing back in October, (remember there are lots of parts to a historical outfit,( chemise, drawers, petticoat, … More Outfit Spotlight; Civil War Dress
Hey Friends, Have you ever really wanted to make a bonnet or any hat for that matter? Maybe the idea just kind of scares you and it seems like you need a degree before tackling the project. Well, actually, it doesn’t have to be frightening at all, in fact when of the best ways to … More Refashioning a Civil War Bonnet From a Old Hat
I hope you all enjoy this video!!! If any of you remember the the chemise and draws spotlight, (https://girlofadifferentera.com/2020/11/02/night-disturbance-an-outfit-spotlight-of-my-newly-completed-chemise-drawers-and-cap/) and the petticoat video (https://girlofadifferentera.com/2020/11/24/making-an-1860s-petticoat/) This is the dress that I am wearing on top! So in a way it has been a long time coming! So sit back and enjoy the music (I’ve heard that … More Making a Civil War Era Work Dress; Part 1
Hello Friends, I can’t believe this is my first video tutorial!!! Today, you all get another video to watch! (I know, I know some of you are now concerned I will never write on this blog again,) Trust me that won’t happen, videos are way too hard to do one every week. Anyway I hope … More Making an 1860’s petticoat
A noise, a rustle, a cry through the night. It pierced through the old house’s wall and she heard it. Her blood went cold and a shiver snaked down her spine…. sleep had vanished from her mind. She threw off her quilts and stepped onto the cold floor. She reached for the lantern and fumbling with the match touched the flame to the kerosene wick. Then padded softly to the door and opened the latch, with a creek it closed behind her. It wasn’t only only the night chill that made her shiver. … More The Sound in the Night; an outfit spotlight of my chemise, drawers and cap.