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Recreating the French Habitant in the Illinois Country: Mitasses/Leggings

Recreating the French Habitant in the Illinois Country: Mitasses/Leggings

Chapter 3 - The Orders:-  Canadien militia men, numbering some 14,000 swelled the French ranks at the siege of Quebec.  While the quality varied, the best were the coureurs de bois who made their living by trading with the Indians in the interior. They were expert bush fighters.

Chapter 3 - The Orders:- Canadien militia men, numbering some 14,000 swelled the French ranks at the siege of Quebec. While the quality varied, the best were the coureurs de bois who made their living by trading with the Indians in the interior. They were expert bush fighters.

Uniforms from the Seven Years War (aka French and Indian War) – Top Left to Bottom right; Abenaki warrior, Canadian militia, Cadet from the Compagnie Francs De La Marine (French),                 Continue reading

Uniforms from the Seven Years War (aka French and Indian War) – Top Left to Bottom right; Abenaki warrior, Canadian militia, Cadet from the Compagnie Francs De La Marine (French), Continue reading

Compagnies Franches de la Marine, wilderness outposts, 1730-50s. Canadian dress. Soldier in bonnet a la dragon and wearing a capot, belly box (waist cartridge box), mitasses (leggings), and moccasins. (Osprey Publishing)

Compagnies Franches de la Marine, wilderness outposts, 1730-50s. Canadian dress. Soldier in bonnet a la dragon and wearing a capot, belly box (waist cartridge box), mitasses (leggings), and moccasins. (Osprey Publishing)

Hemming pants but leaving the original hem!!! Just learned how to do this a few weeks ago and LOVE how it turns out!  Easy! -CB

Hemming pants but leaving the original hem!!! Just learned how to do this a few weeks ago and LOVE how it turns out! Easy! -CB

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