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Civil War Tavern Cook by easlucas
Civil War Tavern Cook
This summer I took up Civil War reenacting, more specifically as a cook in a traveling civilian tavern.  My gown has some history, even if it's only fiction.  I took a 1840's wrapper gown (my fictional mother's) and updated it to my more modern 1860s lifestyle.  There is much evidence of dresses being taken apart and put back together in a more fashionable way to change with the times.  The dress would have been taken apart, refit, and new accents added. 

Here, the dark orange fabric shows off the 1860s wrapper influence, while the lighter orange was altered very little to keep it's 1840s wrapper appearance.  The skirt is sewn shut from foot to waist, the bodice is open, the boned belt closes with hooks and eyes and hides the hand pleating of the loose front fabric.  It would not have been considered the most fashionable gown to most women, but it makes a old working gown a little bit more modern for the times.

Also before you comment about my hair, I had scarlet fever (or lice, your choice).  In reality, I had no plans on taking up an era of reenacting where my hair would not be closely covered with a cap, it just kind of happened, and cooking over an open fire did not lend kindly to wearing a wig.

October 2014


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Ring-A-Ding Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the :+devwatch:.
You have an interesting gallery. :)
easlucas Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Your Landsknecht work is wonderful.
LocationCreator Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Hello! Do you have any recent theatre artwork costumes designs, pieces whatever you could submit to our #TheatreArtists group?
easlucas Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry about the long delay in replying. I'll check through my photos, but I don't have much to show for my theatre work anymore.
Itti Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I see you're interested in the Secret Santa project. Thanks for the interest! Applications are open right now if you want to participate by mail as well as online, or they open on 21 November if participating in the mail's not for you. If you +devwatch #PresentsFromSanta you'll be kept up to date with all the updates.
taeliac Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Woo! I didn't notice that DeviantART showed birthdays, now!! :love:

Happy Birthday!! :glomp:
easlucas Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
max46544 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Liz I LOVE LIZ Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy BIRTHDAY. I hope you are so happy and you have a good day. love you sweety.
easlucas Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you hun!
max46544 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
love you i miss you hope to see you soon
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