We all drove up to Belvidere, IL, to participate in a reenactment of several Napoleonic skirmishes. The first day oscillated between freezing rain in the morning and oppressive heat in the afternoon (we had a water fight in our stays, though, so that helped,) but Sunday was glorious weather. I can't say that I know much about the military details, but it sure was awfully fun to go to even though the Frenchies outnumbered us good Brits by nearly two to one (why doesn't anyone want to do a British impression? We're so much cooler. Also, why doesn't anybody take shots during the battle? >:c ) But as it was the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, we got to win a battle anyways and honestly, it felt good to watch the frogs eat dirt.
|Photo creds to Anne D.|
|I didn't bring my camera, so creds to Anne again c:|
I also whipped up an impressively last minute vest-that-totally-wasn't-supposed-to-be-a-spencer:
And of course, it doesn't work with my full-length corded corset. Only with my farby short stays. Naturally. C'est la vie...
(now! onwards! to fixing all of my 1860s clothes! D:)