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1830s Ojibwe Bag

Last year, at the Madeline Island Museum, I saw a beaded Ojibwe bag from the 1830s that was on display, loaned from the Wisconsin Historical Society.  I was stuck by the style and beauty of this bag.  Although the 1830s are on the edge of the historical periods of my interest, I had to make my own version of this bag.  The original bag is dated to the 1830s but the bag was donated to the State Historical Society in 1908 by...

A camisole… the underarmor of the 18th centu...

As my excitement builds about getting out into the woods this weekend for a historic winter hike andcamp-out, I have decided to post a little blurb on my most recent sewing project. After reading Nathan Kobuck’s blog posting on under-waistcoats, I decided to also make one. This garment is not just a British garment but was common all over Europe. Among the French it was known as a camisole or gilet. It could be believed...