So I need an 18th century riding habit. I won't name names but *coughkendracough* I was totally inspired make one after my trip to Williamsburg earlier this month.
Thing is I really don't need another 18th century cold-weather wool outfit. Especially since I potentially want it for UTR (VA + June + 99% humidity) & CosCol (LA + August). I know wool wicks away moisture and it good in the heat, blah, blah, blah. Yes I've found to be true, when
it's a light color. Unfortunately I have no light-weight, light-colored wool in the stash and I have no money to spend on any.
I do have some lovely red linen in the stash that would be cute though. I've found lots of red riding habits but they are all wool or wool/silk blends. I could have sworn I'd come across a linen 18th century riding habit but can't find it in my files/books. I have found a "cotton" riding habit in cream from the Millinery Shop in Williamsburg but that is it.
So my questions tonight for the LJ brain-trust are:
1. Have you ever seen any evidence of 18th century riding habits made out of linen?
2. Have you ever seen any evidence of 18th century riding habits made out of colored linen?
3. What do you think, is the assumption that in warmer climate they could
might have used linen too far a stretch?