Monday, November 2, 2009

1820's Gown Finished Photos

I was able to wear my new dress for the first time to church yesterday. After we got home, David obligingly took some pictures. The day was lovely and warm. Despite the nearly naked trees and the lonesome stretches of bare fields, it seemed summer returned for one last afternoon.



P.S. I do not smoke a cob pipe, but since David had one lit, I couldn't resist using it as a prop. After all, my extreme interest is in the clothing of the Early Settlers and according to Christian Reeser, patriarch of David's family, who settled in this same area in the mid 1800's, tobacco was one of the things that kept him healthy and young (he lived to a very great age, I believe 102 but do not have the family history book on hand to check for sure). The last picture is of my handsome hubby with his Redbone Coonhound, Jeb Stuart.


  1. You look beautiful! I love the shape, the color, everything. And Jeb is just a doll!

  2. Oh. My. Goodness. You look wonderful!! Looking at your blog is *really* tempting me! That dress is beautiful, and you look stunning in it! I bet it is heavenly with a nice apron, or cozy shawl. I think I just might spend the afternoon cutting out a few skirts for myself... :) What lucky little boys you have to have such a feminine mama!

  3. Gorgeous work, Sarah! I love the second picture.

  4. Lovely!! That second picture is just of Green Gables-y! You should definitely frame that one.

  5. Lovely, lovely, lovely! The dress turned out wonderful! Makes me want to dress like that :-)

    I really do need to make some things for myself..I'm inspired!

    Lots of love,

  6. Lovely pictures!!!
    You look beautiful in your pretty dress. Such an inspiration.

    I sure do enjoy days like what we had this past week-end. It's cloudy today and spitting rain.
    God bless.

  7. YAY!! It looks wonderful and you look beautiful! :-)

  8. Oh sarah! I adore your new dress! I gorgeous peice of handy work! I especially love the picture of you in front of the water and long grass!

    You always amaze me and your work is lovely! keep it up!

  9. Dear Sarah,
    Your dress is lovely! I find myself wondering how I would do dressing historic around my family...none of my sisters dress like me (no problem with that) just think I might feel self-conscious. I admire you and other women who are so eagerly embracing femininity and dressing accordingly!
    Still working on my prairie skirt!

  10. Lovely, very 1820s! You managed to get just the right silhouette!


  11. How beautiful! I love the fabric.

  12. Sarah-

    The dress is lovely. You always look so pretty in pastels. I like the picture with the pipe. David's dog is really good-looking!


  13. Oh *gasp* It's lovely! The colour looks great on you too! I am so pleased you are wearing your old fashioned clothes around! It was really hard for me at first, but the more people stared, the easier it got! lol I love feeling feminine in my old fashioned dresses! I absolutely love this one! The photos are amazing! You live in such a beautiful place!!

  14. Oh Sarah, you look wonderful! So old fashioned, I love it! :)

  15. Oh my, Sarah. What an absolutely lovely gown! It turned out so well, and you look gorgeous in it! I'm inspired all over again to make my own 1820s gown ;-)


Thank you for your lovely thoughts!