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Friday, August 24, 2007

Finding the Right Clothes

My first task in starting RevWar was to find the right clothes for the three of us. Since we had originally planned on doing Civil War re-enactment, I had no idea where to start. Luckily Kolby was taken care of, since some of the other people in the group had had young children that were now grown, they passed down some clothes for Kolby to use. I only had a few other things that I had to get for him to start. For Kris and I, the first place I started was the web page of links from the Regiments website. These were an excellent place to start, but were not by any means conclusive enough for me. I decided to do a little research on my own as well. Some of the sites I found gave a really good how-to for making clothes; others just sold clothes, but were very helpful in seeing the style that was good. The sites that I found very helpful for looking at clothing were:

· (Modern patterns and how they may work for re-enacting)
· (This is just for a general idea since we are not representing Scots, I didn’t use this exactly)
· (Great site for patterns)

After doing some research, I was beginning to realize that this was not going to be as quick to get together as I had originally thought. The next event coming up was a parade at the end of May. My priority was to get all of Kris’ stuff together, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to get everything together for all three of us, so I figured that Kolby and I would just sit on the sidelines and watch, but Kris could march if I could get all his clothes together.

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