“So Much To Sew” had so much to show regarding needle-crafts that occurred in Millbrook Village and similar country villages of the 19th century. There were exhibits and demonstrations throughout the Village. Display cases in the Hotel held antique sewing items. The Van Campen house parlor offered a display of Mary Ann’s 19th and early 20th century clothing collection from baby gowns to wedding gowns to bathing suits. A rug braiding display was in the General Store. Pam was in the Garis House, pinning and cutting a pattern for a dress. In the Trauger House, Nan was embroidering and showing lace and embroidery that came from a Millbrook Village family. Joan was also in the Trauger house darning socks and mending clothes, an uninspiring, but necessary job. Lydia was spinning yarn and Marian was weaving at the Hill house. Pete was at the Blacksmith Shop showing boys how to make a hunting bag. Girls were in the Van Campen kitchen, designing outfits for clothespin dolls and making paper crazy quilt squares and bookmarks.
Millbrook Village was fortunate to host two excellent speakers on period clothing. At one program, Robin Stokes, http://www.robinstokes.com who specializes in Civil War era women’s clothing, described the outfit she was wearing and later led a hands-on workshop to show how a skirt was attached to a bodice by “gauging”. First-time sewers were proud of their accomplishments at the workshop. Elizabeth Brown collects and studies antique clothing. She brought part of her collection of antique garments and gave a fascinating explanation of who wore what and why, from 1840 to 1910
|Karen Boulivant quilting||Quilt in Progress||Joan Post Mending clothes in the Trauger house||Maryann Zimmers Dress Display|
|Rag Rug Weaving||Maryann Zimmers Dress Display||Clothes pin doll making||Robin Stokes Lecture|
|Quilt design by young visitors||Nan Sewing in the Trauger House||Weaving in the Hill House||Photo Album|