To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Maiden Voyage of the 1912 Pink and White Suit!

Warning:  Photo intensive post!

I am sorry!  but sometimes when I feel like I look good in pictures, I like to share them so I can show the world...I do on occasion look halfway decent!!  hahahahahah...so please bear with the amount of pictures here!

Today, some of the members of We Wear History had the immense pleasure of attending a concert at The Bishops House in Boise.  The Tablerock Trio delighted us with their wonderful sound and charming ways!  Mom, Tammy and I were entranced and very much enjoyed the lovely music that met our ears!  I can't wait to go to another of their concerts!






I cannot believe how badly this fabric wrinkles!!  Note to self:  dress at the event!!



Tammy and me

My beautiful Mama!!  

I LOVE the way everything about Mom and this outfit is moving...the wind was a bit windy so it played around with the Bird of Paradise fethers in her hat!

The gorgeous Bishops House...I want this so bad!!!

A fun dress from 1897, curly lambs wool hand muff and hat

Just stunning is my Mama!

Three of the ladies of We Wear History in "The Brides Room" at TBH.  It is so gorgeous and I will be making a reproduciton of that divine dress!

Most excellent!  A front and back view all at once!



I LOVE this dress on Tammy!  She knows how to rock Natural Form Era!!!  So gorgeous!

My two silly friends!

The Table Rock Trio and We Wear History...the Past and the Present!  LOVE it!

Mama and Me
I hope you all have a most wonderful week!

Blessings!

g

36 comments:

  1. oh, you look so classy! and your hair - gorgeus...

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    1. Why thank you so much Magrat! I love the suits of the Victorian-Teens era!! I must confess that my hair is a wig! I cut all of mine off right before Christmas so need assistance in the hair area! But thank you for thinking it is gorgeous!!

      Blessings!
      g

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  2. We all loved this dress seeing it on the mannequin in the historical fortnightly. It's even more amazing on you.

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    1. Oh! Thank you so very much for your awesome compliment Tracry! I now have perma-grin! You have made my day!

      Blessings!
      g

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    1. Thank you so very much Lucia!!

      Blessings!
      g

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  4. You look so beautiful! All of you :) Your mama look so young :)
    I like watching beautiful people and beautiful clothes:)
    Greetings!

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    1. Thank you so much Swieza! My mom is so fabulous and beautiful and youthful looking! I love her so much! We have a really wonderful time playing dress up together! And Tammy in her black dress is so stunning! I am with you...I love watching beautiful and beautiful clothes!!

      Blessings!
      g

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  5. Wow, this outfit is just amazing! Great work! I am very jealous!

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    1. Thank you so much Laura!! I appreciate your lovely compliment! But don't be jealous!! Your dresses are so incredible!!! And I am loving the new hair cut!! Yeah!!!

      Blessings!
      g

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  6. Wooow! Gina! This is seriously one of the prettiest Titanic Era outfit's I've ever seen! I love the colours and the hat is just too pretty! Not to mention how it all matches your gorgeous hair! I've probably said it before, but powder pink really is your color! And your mother looks so pretty in this gorgeous gown, I wish my mom would like to attend events with me, that would be fun :)

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    1. Eleonora, you have me blushing!! Thank you so much for your glowing compliments! I do love pink...and the pink of this dress is one of my favorites! This was a fun event and I felt really good in my outfit! That's always a plus! My mama is so wonderful...she is my best friend and we love playing dress up together...we actually act like little girls sometimes! It's just too much fun!! I think you would have a grand time with your mom at events! Have you dressed her up in one of your dresses? I'll bet she would love it!

      Blessings!
      g

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  7. A lovely dress! Nicely done.

    And it looks as if you had a great time debuting it!

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    1. Hello Edwin! Thank you so much for your lovely compliment! The concert was wonderful and of course the house is one of my favorite places in town!! Can't wait to attend another one!!

      Blessings!
      g

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  8. Look how beautifull that dress is in action! You all three look lovely, and I agree you need a big Victorian home, you would do it great justice. I felt the same way about my pink dress, the wrinkles were shocking!

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    1. Good Monday to you my friend!! Thank you so much! I really liked the way it moved and the wind had a fun time playing with it...will you please put in a word for me to Greg on the fact that you agree with me on my owning a big Victorian house!! hahahahaha!!!! I think pink fabric may have a built in need to wrinkle....weird!!

      Blessings!
      g

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  9. While looking at you I see Ann Shirley from Green Gables, even in her favourite colour, which she thought she couldn't wear - pink ;)
    I love how your lace blouse look!

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    1. What fun! I adore Ann Shirley! I watched the first two movies a few weeks ago and she just makes me smile and laugh with all of her excellent drama!! Thank you for your lovely compliments! They make my heart happy!!

      Blessings!
      g

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  10. Oh this is beyond beautiful, Gina! I LOVE that dress! :O You and your mama and friend are all so elegant! That pink dress is absolutely stunning! VERY good job! lol

    Ruth

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    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful compliments Ruth! I am quite happy with how the pink dress turned out! I have some pretty gorgeous costuming friends and they are so fun to hang out with!!

      Blessings!
      g

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  11. Oh this is just gorgeous! As with the Sailor Suit of Swear, you have such a talent for adding just the perfect amount of contrast to a dress to really make it special.

    All this and are you still working on your mauve, black and white ensemble with the buttons as well? Do you have a time machine hidden away somewhere? (I'm just jealous!)

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    1. Ah the Sailor Suit of Swear....good times! Thank you for your wonderful compliment Black Tulip! It has truly made my heart happy! Actually I am done with the mauve, black and white ensemble...just haven't posted pictures of it yet! I don't have a time machine though....While the boys are in school, I am trying to get as much done as I can, because when summer comes there will be little time to sew!!

      Blessings!
      g

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  12. I'm totally in awe. You look fantastic in your dress! Very, very beautiful.

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    1. Oh thank you so much Emily!! It was super fun to wear!

      Blessings!
      g

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  13. All of it looks great: hair, dress, hat, and muff. This period suits you! Really beautiful, Gina! :)

    Best,
    Quinn

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    1. Hi Quinn! Thank you so much! I really like the teens era...it is such a nice stream lined look!!

      Blessings!
      g

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  14. Bravo, Gina! Beautiful dress! And I love your mama's dress too. The fabric is perfecto! I found a hat blank like her's last year and now I know what I can use it for.
    Val

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    1. Oh thank you so much Val! This was a great dress up day! Mom's dress is one of her favorites so she was happy that she got to wear it this day! Mom's hat is actually a greatly morphed brown wool felt bowler. I used buckram and wire to elongate the brim and then covered the whole thing with curly lambs wool. It looks so great on mom!! I can't wait to see your hat!!

      Blessings!
      g

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  15. Dear Gina,
    LOVE. Love. Love. WOW. Where do I begin? Just everything about your outfit - from the dress, to the lace, hat, etc. - is sheer perfection!! Your attention to all of the details, especially how you played with the pink and white (buttons!), never ceases to amaze! You and your mom both look like you've just stepped out of fashion plates. Absolutely fantastic!
    Keep inspiring us,
    Anneliese :)

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    1. Oh Anneliese, you always know how to bring a smile to my face! The buttons make me happy. I love buttons, they are one of my weaknesses when it comes to putting them on a costume! Thank you for your sweet comment about my Mama and me! We have a lot of fun dressings up!!

      Blessings!
      g

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  16. You all look great! The best part of posts is always the pictures. Keep them coming!

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    1. Oh thank you so much Caroline! My Daddy calls me the Kodak Queen because I love taking pictures and the more you take the better your chance of getting good ones! Then I have to decide which ones to use...so your comment helps me not feel so guilty about the amount of photos I post in an entry! "Caroline said I can post lots of pictures!!!" ;-)

      Blessings!
      g

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  17. My goodness, you look just like you stepped out of a lovely vintage postcard!!! *hearts melts at the beauty* Somehow you remind me of the beautiful and elegant Russian Empress Alexandra<3

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    1. Oh WOW Rosa! What a most fabulous compliment! All of them! I do love the story of Alexandra. My heart gets so sad when I read of her ending. She was so very beautiful, so your compliment truly is appreciated!

      Blessings!
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  18. Your dress and hat are stunning! I love them. Everything looks perfect!

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    1. Thank you so very much Teresh-ka! Your compliment is wonderful!

      Blessings!
      g

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