I discovered during the Philadelphia campaigne a couple weeks ago that I needed mitts. I have ones that I knitted but they slouch and they’re just not great. So I bought some purple broadcloth to make a pair. I bout a yard and a half because I tend to overbuy fabric and when it arrived it was WAY more than I needed to make mitts. So I had an idea to squeeze a short cloak out of it too. The piecing of the mitts are a little odd because of how I cut the fabric but they work. And they’re warm. And they’re purple.
And yes, the purple is accurate according to this runaway add found on The Hive.
RUN away from the Subscriber, in King and Queen, about the Middle of March last, a Country born Negro Woman named SARAH, a very lusty stout made Wench, … She carried with her several Changes of Apparel, among which are remembered a red and white Calico Jacket and Petticoat, a white Holland and blue Plains Ditto, a red Flannel Petticoat, a purple Cloth Cloak, a black furred Hat, with a Gold Band, Button, and Loop, a black Silk Hat, several white Linen Shifts and Aprons, a spotted Yarn Rug and Dutch Blanket, a Pair of English made Leather Shoes, and several Pairs of Thread, Cotton, and Worsted Stockings, with a small red Leather Trunk. She has been chiefly a House Servant, is a fine Sempstress, Knitter, Washer, and Ironer…
In other news, here’s my wearable christmas dress. It needs hemming, lining, and a petticoat.
I really really really need to focus on a couple outfits now. I need to finish my riding habit because it has been unfinished for far too long and I’m tired of moving it. I need a wool gown to wear to a reenactment in Dec, and I need to finish my Christmas dress. Don’t let me track off!!!!!