Sewing parties are another tradition for the 17th. About once a month, the unit gets together at a member’s house and work on our kits. Many reenacting units have these events. Our sewing parties last from Friday evening till Sunday afternoon, and it is both a lot of work and a lot of fun. For the 17th, sewing parties first began in January 2015. It was through these sewing parties, as well as the contributions of our individual members, that we outfitted our unit in about 9 months and were able to officially debut the 17th at the Browns Raid event in September 2015.
From the very first sewing party, January 2015.
At this particular sewing party this weekend, we focused on trousers for new members and loaner gear trousers. The followers also worked on stays, caps, and setting up our camp-life page for the website. More to come, so be on the look out!
Below are some pictures from the weekend. Enjoy!
God Save the King!