Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Cpt.’s Silk Frock Coat

I finally have the pictures :D, courtesy of Mrs. Cartwright.





Here you can see Mrs. Cartwright’s lovely death head buttons. Her work is amazing, and it adds the perfect finish to her husband’s coat.

Next week I will be sewing shirts, night shirts, chemises, and banyans. Not super exciting, but I plan to post pics anyway :D

Love Lauren

Pittock Mansion Picnic

This afternoon we went to the Oregon Regency Society’s annual Pittock Mansion Picnic. We had a lovely afternoon of eating, card playing, chatting, and strolling the beautiful grounds and interiors of the mansion. Here are a few pics, enjoy!

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The spread.

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The Cartwright’s, in their new creations. Yes, this is part of the reason I have not been online much. The Captain has a second frock coat, that I do not have pictures of yet.

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Here we are… I finished the new robe in time too, I’m very happy with the results.

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Lady Devereaux, Mrs. Cartwright, and I in the house.

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Where’s Mrs. Cartwright… :P

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That’s all for now :) Have a lovely rest of your day.

Love Lauren

Friday, July 29, 2011

Something for Me

Today I finally had a chance to make something for myself. I had a good 5 hours, or so, this afternoon to draft and sew my new little creation. Here’s the progress so far. I should have it finished in a few more hours tomorrow.


This was the inspiration. However, as usual, I’m changing it a bit.


I fell in love with this fabric at Fabric Expo a few months ago. It’s so light and floaty.


I decided to leave it unlined and flat fell the  seams. I’m very happy with the results so far. I also constructed the back pleats in the same fashion as the infamous Janet Arnold Open Robe. 


All that is left is hemming the robe and attaching the sleeves. I plan to do capped sleeves like the inspiration robe.

So, there you go, finally a normal post :D Hopefully there will be more like it to come.

Have a lovely weekend.

Love Lauren

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Chicken Formerly Known as Little Po

Some of you may remember this little fluffy fuzz butt, whom I decided to call Little Po, after the Duchess de Polignac.

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Well, turns out this little duchess is actually a duke, and has been rechristened Muppet. So, my riding instructor kindly took him in and he is currently living on her ranch with her 11 chickens. Now, while he was with us, he was convinced he was a dog and would follow Leila around the yard. Now, that he is surrounded by horses, he thinks he is a horse. 


He currently favors this beauty, Derby, whom I also work with on a regular basis. In fact, he even sleeps in his stall at night.


Audra, my riding instructor, sent me this picture the other night. Here he is, hanging out with with Derby. He has his own little spot and Derby really likes him.

Long Overdue Blogging Soon to Come…

Hi All,

    I know, I know, I have not been blogging, commenting, or reading blogs like I used to as of late. I do have some very good reasons. I have been sewing like crazy for our trip to the Fair at New Boston for the past several months. As a result I have been spending all of my extra computer time cranking out two full suits for our friend the Captain and a gown for his lovely wife. I just finished the last of the suits over the weekend, and I’m almost finished with Mrs. Cartwright’s gown. As soon as I am finished, I will have a long post with lots and lots of pictures :) In the mean time, I finally received a picture from Sir Michael in his new suit that I made for him earlier this year. Have a lovely day :)

Love Lauren


Sir Michael and his lovely Lady Devereaux

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Bastille Day Party

Yesterday was the Fifth Annual Bastille Day party. It was a nice gathering with good food and good company. I didn’t bring my camera to the actual event but here are a few pics of what I wore as well as Mrs. Cartwright’s lovely ensemble.


Definitely not the best picture, but considering I took it by myself, with my phone in the mirror, it’s not too terrible.


Mrs. Cartwright, Gico, and I after the party relaxing under the pavilion.

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

Love Lauren

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

A Quiet 4th

   We had a nice and quiet Fourth of July with a little bit of pizzazz. The Cartwright’s and Thomas and I decided to have a small bbq in our vintage 1940’s wear. Afterwards we went over to the banks of the Columbia River to watch the fireworks. It was a lovely day.


Mrs. Cartwright and I before I changed into my dress. The playsuit is also and original from the late 40’s and early 50’s.


Mrs. Cartwright and I are wearing original dresses we picked up in a few local shops.


I love this picture of Mrs. Cartwright and Max, after he pulled the pillow and blanket on the floor.


Fireworks show over Fort Vancouver. It was a great spectacle.


I hope you all had a lovely 4th.

Love Lauren aka Georgiana ;)