You will never guess the job I was just hired to do...... I have to create a uniform for the official town cryer of Barrie!
Yes you read right the town cryer of Barrie!!!! I had no idea there was such a position or that it was a position at all but apparently it is AND there are competitions as well, yes international competitions! Who knew.....
Lucky for me the uniform only has to look authentic and not be historically accurate in the construction and materials modern materials and methods may be used whew! We are meeting in a couple of weeks to go over the design, take measurements etc and then I will start.
A big thank you to a very good family friend Joe, who gave me a book on the history of men's fashions that includes the pattern pieces for each garment. This gentleman is going to require a coat, wasitcoat and poet shirt so this book is going to be invaluable to me! Plus it's a great way for Andrew to learn more about the history of men's wear, what better way than to help create one. Lucky Andrew!!!
Keep you posted on the progress
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"