Monday, July 30, 2012

5th Annual Pittock Mansion Picnic

Yesterday we donned our afternoon finest and headed to one of our favorite places in Portland, the beautiful Pittock Mansion. The weather was perfect and we had a very lovely time. Here are a few pictures.


The Captain, enjoying a little snooze.


Cpt. and the lovely Mrs. Cartwright


Mrs. Gentry, me, the Cpt., and Mrs. Cartwright


A couple of pics of my new dress and open robe.


That’s all for today!

Love Lauren

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Inspiration for the 1790’s



I’m not a huge jewelry fan in real life, but in 18th century life, that’s another story…


Just look at the amazing stab stitching on this coat.

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I don’t remember where I found this, but this spencer is just lovely.


I love the blue ribbon details on the sleeve.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

1790’s Sleeveless Open Robe

I whiped out a simple sleeveless open robe this week to go with my yellow voile round gown. I used the Janet Arnold 1790’s open robe pattern and just finished the sleeve holes instead of using sleeves. Here are a few pictures.


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This fabric was also purchased last year from Regency Revisited at the Fair at New Boston.

I plan to start the next gown tomorrow. Stay tuned :)

Love Lauren

Monday, July 09, 2012

Finished Chintz Round Gown

Here it is! Enjoy :D





I ended up changing a few things on the original pattern. I had a very difficult time setting the sleeves with such a narrow back. So I decided to add a small piece to each side to ease the sleeve into the bodice without pulling. It worked very well. I also used my own sleeves, because I like them :)

Love Lauren!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

A Few More Pics from The Henry Ford Museum

My mom sent me the rest of the pictures of Mrs. Cartwright and me at the Henry Ford Museum. Enjoy!

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Mrs. Cartwright and I with a fellow reenactor, BeAnn.

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Embarking on our first Model T ride.

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My 1910’s ensemble. The shirt is an original antique.

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And a pic of Mrs. Cartwright and I in modern clothing! Shock and horror :P

Sunday, July 01, 2012

1796-1806 Lewis & Clark Era Front Closing Gown Progress

Finished with one project and on to the next :) I’m finally feeling like I’m getting my sewing mojo back. Anyway, I have had a beautiful piece of chintz and the Lewis and Clark round pattern sitting in my stash since the Fair of New Boston, last year. I finally decided it was time to us them. Here are the pics so far.


The pattern.


The chintz! I purchased it from WM Booth Draper.


The front of the bodice.


The back of the bodice. I LOVE the triangular shapes and the top stitching.


Here’s a close up of the bodice back.

I should have it finished in the next few days and hopefully have some new pics too.

God Bless!

Love Lauren