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Young woman civil war reenactor.  Leah and I are looking at women's outfits from that period in the hopes that we can be part of the Civil War reenactment next summer.

Young woman civil war reenactor. Leah and I are looking at women's outfits from that period in the hopes that we can be part of the Civil War reenactment next summer.

BONNET - 1860s straw taffeta - courtesy Miss Isabelle Richmond Reynolds. Young or old, rich or poor, a woman rarely left her home without a covered head. And for a widow, a bonnet was de rigueur. Built on a frame of willow, net and wires, silk bonnets, straw bonnets, elaborately pleated with frills and ruching, these chapeaus of specific design were worn outdoors in all public arenas including churches, the mercantile, art galleries, or while traveling to visit family or acquaintances.

Author Cindy Nord with Victorian Bonnets and her New Civil War Romance–Beth Trissel

BONNET - 1860s straw taffeta - courtesy Miss Isabelle Richmond Reynolds. Young or old, rich or poor, a woman rarely left her home without a covered head. And for a widow, a bonnet was de rigueur. Built on a frame of willow, net and wires, silk bonnets, straw bonnets, elaborately pleated with frills and ruching, these chapeaus of specific design were worn outdoors in all public arenas including churches, the mercantile, art galleries, or while traveling to visit family or acquaintances.

Purple Feather Hat is from Civil War Reenactment at Moorpark, California - November 2012.

Purple Feather Hat

Purple Feather Hat is from Civil War Reenactment at Moorpark, California - November 2012.

Too vintage?? I love this. The floral pattern is darling too. I might have to get busy on one of these in 2014.

Too vintage?? I love this. The floral pattern is darling too. I might have to get busy on one of these in 2014.

A blog - finally a little more information about the event. Civil war musicians playing around the camp | chloesblog.com

Fort Branch Civil War Reenactment

A blog - finally a little more information about the event. Civil war musicians playing around the camp | chloesblog.com

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