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Hello, I am Cat.
I spend a lot of my time doing research about the 18th century. I reenact occasionally, and spend time helping at several local 18th century sites.
I sew a lot, and read a lot, and am hoping to share what I can with people here. I have decided I need to spend less time editing myself and more time sharing information. We will see how that goes.
The Making of a Shirt
Where This Pattern Originates Most of this post is not from my personal research. In combining research others have done and posting it here, all
Laundry: Ways to Wash Your Linens
Cat Schirf Ways To Wash Your Linens Laundry Overview As with many topics that have to do with the working class, laundry methods in the
Laundry: Military Wash
Cat Tannenbaum Schirf Military Laundry Concepts Laundry Bathing Washing, bathing, changing into clean clothing and shaving gave people the feeling of being well groomed. People
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Thoughts on 18th Century Caps
This post is a basic post about 18th century caps. If you want to see some solid research on caps go to https://capalog.blog. Her research is
B&T – Copying Ads Using Merchants
What is this all about? My goal is to take an ad, artwork, or account from the 18th century and use a merchant, or several
Draper – Copying Ads Using Merchants
What is this all about? My goal is to take an ad, artwork, or account from the 18th century and use an 18th century merchant,
A Gown – The Shortened Hot Mess
A Gown – The Shortened Hot Mess In 2016 I thought I had lost a gown. It is one of my early gowns. I had
Yokes Made From Hoops In The Colonies
Previous Next Until 2015 the 18th century living history community believed that the round yokes shown here were only found in Europe. Reading the following
I decided to write down my reading of a runaway this morning. I decided I wanted to re check a runaway where I knew a