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Sewing Project: 1880s-1890s Corset and Dress

With only three days left in the year, I have a lot of catching up to do if I want to cover all my 2012 sewing projects!

Today’s entry will focus on an 1880s-1890s corset and dress that I made for historical reenactment purposes. My character is a fictional 1890s schoolteacher from Illinois who travels to Oklahoma to participate in a land run. She stakes her own claim and manages a small farm while teaching school in a nearby town. Bonus: she carries a revolver for protection. She’s based on a real person named Elizabeth Cunes, and you can read her fascinating story here. It’s a lot of fun to pretend to be this character and entertain groups of children and adults with the story.

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