Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dress the Lady

Next Saturday, Dec. 5th, we have our ORS Annual Winter Ball. I decided that I am not going to make a new gown for it. I know, shock and horror. So, I need your help to choose what I shall wear. I will give you the options and you vote. Just leave me a comment :-) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and God Bless!

Option #1


Janet Arnold robe with Muslin Gown underneath

Option # 2

Dress 2

Green Zone Front Robe l’Anglaise with lavender accents.

Option # 3


Long sleeves Chemise a la Reine alone. (without the hat)

Option # 4

Robe a la Turque

Long sleeved Chemise a la Reine (see option #3) with Blue Robe a la Turque on top.

Now for the hair. Choose a wig :-)

Wig 1

Lady D, the ever large hedgehog.

Wig 2

Lady D’s much smaller sister.

Now, feathers are a given and I will coordinate the ribbons, ect, in my hair with whichever outfit you decide I will wear.

You have until Friday Dec. 4th to decide :-)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Another Fan

I’ve been on a fan painting kick lately. It’s so relaxing and fun. Here is the latest one :-)

IMG_0019 The back is blank with gold trim. God Bless and have a great weekend!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Well, I finished the fan this morning. I’m pretty happy with it, although it won’t close all of the way. One of these days I will get fan making figured out. But for now, I think it will work. Have a great Sunday :-)





This is a far as it will close, oh well.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Another Fan…

I decided along with my reticule I needed another fan. I was never completely happy with the first one. So, I started a new one today. It’s made of silk and painted with gauche. I plan to mount it on painted bamboo sticks, that are currently drying.  Here’s a pic of the leaf :-)


A Powerful Video…

My friend, Jessica, posted this video on her blog and I just have to share it. What a mighty and awesome Jesus we serve :-)

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Hello All! I hope your week is going well. Mine started off horribly, with major stresses at work, and is ending well, with the visit of my parents.

This week I made a reticule. For some reason I always seem to outgrow my purses in modern life, so why would my historical life be any different. I have too many things to fit into my little reticule now, and it was time for a larger one.

Here are the pics! Have a blessed rest of the week. Love Lauren :-)

IMG_0010Here it is. I can fit my gloves, fan, and a camera in there.



Aaron displaying his historical fashion prowess.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

In the Works

Hello Friends and Readers, I hope you all had a great week. I haven’t been doing much sewing of any kind lately. I was sick last week so there was just no sewing. Also, the Open Robe took a little bit out of me and I just need a little break. I have, as always, been planning for future projects.

I just purchased the Wingeo 1790-1820 Frock Coat pattern for Aaron. I found some very nice black cotton corduroy that can pass as wool for the coat and the breeches. I also have a very nice forest green cotton velvet for another frock coat. Although I haven’t decided on the cut yet.


As for me, I haven’t decided what I want to make next. I have quite a bit of fabric in my stash to work with. It’s just a matter of not having a clear idea of what’s next. I did decide to purchase this Calash pattern from Wingeo. We are planning some out door wintery things for December, and I think a Calash will be most needed and appreciated. Especially once the beautiful Oregon rains really kick in. 


Well, that’s about all folks . Have a great week and Happy November!!!

God Bless!

Love Lauren