Remember the cape I was making for a Spanish maiden in historic St. Augustine, FL?
When we read Felicity - An American Girl, we learned that the caps they are wearing are called 'mob caps.' I don't know why.
The tall handsome British Redcoat is her brother.
You never know when an encouraging word to a child may ignite a passion. Those men, who could have shooed away a little boy, instead welcomed him and began to build a young man who would carry on their traditions.
Our next project: gaiters! The dress white gaiters he is wearing in the picture (white button-on canvas that runs from shoes to above the knees) are loaners - he needs his own black ones and white ones. We'll be working on those in 2011, and I look forward to posting pictures in uniform.