Re: Roles for Women
For clothing vendors check out the previous thread titled "womens clothing vendors". It is a great discussion from a little while ago, with many links, and was started by a soldier requesting information for a civilian very similar to what you are now asking.
For a quick reply, a good option to start with is the vendors list on the (Altantic Guard Soldier's Aid Society) AGSAS website: www.agsas.org
I completely understand her desire to "do something" at events. I would suggest looking into cooking or perhaps washing/mending, or any other necessary tasks that would have to be performed, even while on the move as a refugee. A good option is to look into period diaries or other sources for possible/specific scenerios (depending on how close she would have been to military camps/battlefields).
Please, do encourage her to create an account and join the discussion. Later on I'm sure many other ladies on this board will have excellent bits of advice and answers to her questions.
As to whether Mrs. Clark's (though it would be an honer, she is not related to me) patterns are authentic, her research and knowledge of the civilian clothing of the era is amazing and I am continually impressed. She is one of the moderators on this board and so I feel she would be the best one to support her patterns. As always though, another's research should not replace your own personal research.
Last edited by cwbelle; 05-02-2004 at 12:17 AM.
Reason: my terrible spelling :)
Miss Lisa-Marie Clark
Long, long years have passed, and though he comes no more,
Yet my heart will startling beat with each footfall at my door.
I gaze o'er the hill where he waved his last adieu,
But no gallant lad I see in his faded coat of blue.