Beth Gilgun brings the mid to late 1700s to life with her entertaining and informative “letters” to a friend on the frontier. Great for reenactors, teachers, historic interpreters, and theatrical costumers. As an accomplished seamstress and goodwife, Gilgun shares with her “friend” information on clothing for men, women and children, as well as other topics of daily life in Colonial America like cooking and brewing, dyeing, making soap and candles, and 18th century needlework.
Included are clear, concise instructions for constructing reproduction 18th century garments, from choosing fabric to finishing. Her chatty letters include news about current events and the latest goods available on the East Coast markets.