These are events we expect to attend as demonstrators in 2014. We may attend other local events on an ad hoc basis. Check back for changes!
2015 Tentative Calendar
Civil War Reenactment, Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista, CA – March 7 – day visit
Prado Civil War (BSA and GSA campout) – April 11-12 – full household, bookshop and crafts
Costa Mesa Civil War at Fairview Park – May 2-3 Event Cancelled for now, watch for more details
Orange Empire Railroad Museum Civil War, Perris, CA – May 16-17 – bookshop and crafts
Fiesta de Pio Pico, Whittier, CA – June 13 – day visit
Battle of the Old Woman’s Gun, Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, Compton, CA – October 10-11
Hello Mrs. Gibbons,
I’m a member of the GBACG and was reading your recent thread regarding alterations for a girl’s dress. In the thread, you mentioned that you also bought a corded petticoat. I’m making one now, and am curious as to how the skirt is attached to the waistband. I’ve heard that stroked gathers were used, but if it’s not absolutely necessary to use this method, I would be sooo happy.
My dear Elizabeth,
Thank you so much for your comment. The corded petticoat was a bit of a mystery at first. It is lightly gathered to a waistband and has a button center back. The waistband also has four buttons on the outside which really puzzled me until I remembered something I had read about attaching petticoats to suspenders. This was in a ladies dress reform article but it clicked. I have a simple shift that goes under the dress and the four buttons match up to both sides, center front and back. It makes sense that little girls were dressed as small women that they would wear a shift under their dress. If you would like me to post a picture of the shift and petticoat I would be happy to do so.