Well, I started this project as Mrs. Copley, but thought I'd do a bit of ancestor honoring and change the name to Mrs. Cook, the maiden name of my maternal grandmother. And it's a good English name to boot! I've decided Mrs. Cook will be of the middling sort, which is a bit better than the scruffy camp-follower/Loyalist refugee I normally portray. This will also mean a bit of research into things I normally don't pay as much attention to and maybe even a foray into some silk. Being a horse owner, I may have to investigate riding habits a bit. Right now I am on the fence about that. Yes, that was a very bad pun indeed.
Another interesting twist on this project is that I'm not only sewing for myself but also for my two daughters, who will be ages 11 and 8 by next summer. They will both still be in back-closing gowns, as they are now. The older daughter now also wants a pair of partially or lightly boned stays, so we may be making them as well. And I think it's high time both of them get serious about their sewing. We'll see how that works out.