Back in the fall I got super inspired by this outfit from @cosmashanti (the outfit link goes to a reblog on my main blog because the original post has been deleted) and decided I needed to recreate it for my mayor! And then when I was done I realized it was October and my mayor would freeze in the short sleeves… so I made a long-sleeved version to match!
Mairin likes to wear this dress with the star hairpin, black tights, yellow buckled shoes, and heart i. balloon - but it goes well with a pretty wide variety of items~
If there’s a wide enough demand for it, I might try to make a matching umbrella pattern… (or I might just make one either way because I want it) And if anyone wants a darker skintone edit just let me know & I’ll hook you up!
Another gender-bending Civil War ball account, from a Massachusetts soldier in Virginia:
“Some of the real women went, but the boy girls were so much better
looking that they left…. We had some little Drummer Boys dressed up and
I’ll bet you could not tell them from girls if you did not know them….
Some of them looked almost good enough to lay with and I guess some of
them did get laid with…. I know I slept with mine.”