About Taylor

Hi y'all!  I'm Taylor.  I'm a 28 year-old reenactor, history lover, and frustrated seamstress living in Virginia.  I've been sewing since I was 21, when I was fresh out of college and first stumbled into the world of Revolutionary War Reenacting.  I started sewing because I wanted to be as accurate as possible, and my sewing interests have branched beyond the Revolutionary War period (though not by much!).  My favorite period is the late 1780s, which is frustrating because it is really hard to find events to go to that match those years!  My favorite thing to make is hats, hats, and more hats.  I'm obsessed with silk taffeta, the color blue, and things that sparkle.  Also men in breeches.  Yum. 

If you look waaaay through the archives of my LiveJournal, you'll notice that I have lived in lots of places.  I grew up in Alabama, lived in glorious Charleston, S.C. for three years, then moved to the South Shore of Massachusetts.  In October of 2010, I moved to Virginia, and hopefully I'll be settled here for quite a while. 

I'm also consumed by my love of gardening, cooking, and eating locally and sustainably.  You can check out my blog that covers those things at Surviving on Virginia.