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    If she does, here is her first stop---making...

    If she does, here is her first stop---making underpinnings.

    One of the big mistakes beginners often make in this hobby is 'thinking modern'. We think we have to have lots and lots of...
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    Her approach is very wise. To be done...

    Her approach is very wise. To be done correctly, women's clothing is fitted to the wearer, and takes time to get done properly. It also takes research and experience. Before you sink...
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    Women's clothing is more complicated, and harder...

    Women's clothing is more complicated, and harder to get ready quickly.

    First question : where are you?


    and I'll be back later today to start talking.
  4. Professor K, You might better give that...

    Professor K,

    You might better give that package a triple check on the tracking tomorrow, especially if you shipped something else in that time frame. If it went out the 23rd headed for New...
  5. Joe, Professor K has not signed on for a...

    Joe,

    Professor K has not signed on for a number of days---I believe his unit is at a regional event over Labor Day weekend. Coupled with school starting.......(yes, I know him). At any rate,...
  6. Thread: Red River 3

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    Mel, You are going to be a hot, tired, filthy,...

    Mel,

    You are going to be a hot, tired, filthy, end-of-your-rope, Happy Man.

    This is good land for such an adventure-woods for shade, open enough for fighting, and rolling enough so that it...
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    Mrs. Meister, Forum logs report that emails...

    Mrs. Meister,

    Forum logs report that emails sent to your system email address of record are bouncing. Please update your profile to your current email address.
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    Seriously? Down to one moderator this...

    Seriously?

    Down to one moderator this afternoon and fellers can't go get a link and look. Eli, where is the OTB Spoon Feeding Spoon, cause I don't keep THAT image handy, and that search engine...
  9. Thread: "Losing Men"

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    "Mike McGee Cure All Mess ~ Hard Case Boys ...

    "Mike McGee
    Cure All Mess ~ Hard Case Boys
    4th Tennessee Infantry/25th Indiana Infantry
    3 years of posts lost over a name change, arrrrrrggg"


    Mike--- if that 3 years of post reference is...
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    :p:p:p Further reading on this diary...

    :p:p:p

    Further reading on this diary illustrates the new bride to be petted and precious, just out of school, and married to a man of some rank. The narrator is rather arch in her commentary,...
  11. With that hand sewing background, you should be...

    With that hand sewing background, you should be ready for a kit coat, and W & W is an excellent choice.

    Buying correct materials from local BigBox fabric stores is a challenge even for...
  12. Thread: hickory cloth

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    Hickory cloth is a good bit heavier, Willie Mac. ...

    Hickory cloth is a good bit heavier, Willie Mac. Besides a difference in weave, the thread itself is thicker. I'd compare it to the heaviest cotton shirting Family Heirloom used to make, but with...
  13. Thread: "Losing Men"

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    Additional note of author which would not fit...

    Additional note of author which would not fit into the last post due to forum post size constraints....



    * In justice to both sides, it must be understood that the class of prisoners here...
  14. Thread: "Losing Men"

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    "Losing Men"

    I needed to pull this bit of research for another purpose. While I'm at it, I'll park it here.

    Warning: The language is a direct quote for the 1908 published diary and the 1864 original. It...
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    One Definition of Planter Class......

    I needed to write this for another purpose. While I'm at it, I'll park it here.



    Throughout the 150th Anniversary events, the Civilian Towns sponsored by the Blue Gray Alliance have made...
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    The Price of a Parasol

    I needed to write this elsewhere, and am parking it here while I'm at it:



    As we have talked much about the price of parasols here lately, I offer this bit of solace, as our pocketbooks do...
  17. Pvt. Gustafsson, What is your sewing...

    Pvt. Gustafsson,

    What is your sewing experience to this point? Do you plan to hand sew or machine sew?
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    A few reminders

    A few general reminders

    (1) There is no free lunch. This forum operates on donations. The big yellow button that says Donate will get you there.

    (2) New members must post in order to...
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    Rob, not having Jensen's full write up, I think...

    Rob, not having Jensen's full write up, I think it's pretty safe to assume that the original is an all cotton jacket. There are other all cotton uniform items documented to Confederate troops, they...
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    Excellent question. First, find an extant...

    Excellent question. First, find an extant original or a written account of uniforms issued of such material. Copy one of those. They will be really nice until winter comes. Or the rain sets in.

    ...
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    There are rare examples of twill woven cotton...

    There are rare examples of twill woven cotton clothing used as uniform at various points in the war, including the blue and white cotton twill issued to the Alabama Hilliby Blues. (I know this...
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    Thankfully, my moderator feed gives the most...

    Thankfully, my moderator feed gives the most recent posts first.......I had time to set down my Buttermilk and swallow my Cornbread before the prior posts scrolled up.


    Otherwise, t'would have...
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    My preference is for this heirloom brand ...

    My preference is for this heirloom brand

    http://www.carolinaplantationrice.com/history/

    Its available in different millings, and price breaks for volume. This rice does cook up...
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    Excellent picture Dave. I never get good...

    Excellent picture Dave. I never get good pictures at the Arabia as my nose is pressed so tightly against the glass.

    There's a lot of these around. I've not managed to loose all the ones I...
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    They did Eli, if the amount they Wore My Spam...

    They did Eli, if the amount they Wore My Spam Email account OUT is any indication. ( I use a different email when I register for stuff or give out when it has the potential to be sold)

    I...
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