Blogging or Sewing?

I feel like I ought to be writing more blog posts. I have some topics I’d like to research and write about. But instead I have been sewing.

bidwell2013 002I have a friend named Nick Anderson who portrays John Bidwell at events put on by the Bidwell Mansion Association. He and I are going to take our show on the road next week and visit a couple of 4th grade classes at Fairview School in Orland during the school’s Community Read-In. I’ve gone and talked about John Bidwell before, but I never actually brought him with me. I think it will be great fun!


DSCF0461At Mansion events Nick wears a fabulous 19th Century frock coat. But I didn’t want to ask to borrow that from State Parks. So I decided to make a vest, using this pattern from Past Patterns. And here it is — I finished it last night. Let’s just hope it fits.

Next I want to make a shirt. Here’s the pattern for that. And now I am going to get off the computer and go cut out some fabric.

About nancyleek

Nancy is a retired librarian who lives in Chico, California. She is the author of John Bidwell: The Adventurous Life of a California Pioneer.
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