Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Hat and a Reticule

Hello All,

   I have returned from Williamsburg and I am slowly sorted through my pictures. It was absolutely AMAZING; words cannot describe how wonderful the trip was. I will be posting pictures and stories soon, I promise.

In the meantime, here are some pictures of the final projects I completed right before I left for CW. Enjoy!


Attr. to John Hoppner, Portrait of a lady, ca.1785-1786, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

While doing research on 18th century hats, I stumbled across this beauty! I decided I must have this hat in my wardrobe.


I am very pleased with the result! I jokingly refer to it as the hat of doom.

The second project was a simple embroidered reticule. My older reticules have definitely seen better days.


I’m very happy with the results and it held up beautifully during my trip.

I promise to have pictures and more on the trip soon.

God Bless!!!

Love Lauren

8 Witty Sentiments:

Julia Ergane said...

I absolutely Love the hat! I know there are similar ones in the 17th century -- but, what I term the "Gainsborough hat" has always been my favourite. I do not like bonnets at all.

Anonymous said...

Ooo, both such pretty pieces! I particularly love the hat... I rather want to own it myself! Your embroidery is lovely and so the reticule, as well.


Kleidung um 1800 said...

Both the spectacular hat and the reticule turned out lovely...I'm always amazed how quick you can assemble a garment - it would have taken me weeks ;)


ZipZip said...

Dear Lauren,
Yummy, yummy, yummy.

Which I love most,
I cannot say,
I do so wish,
They'd come my way.

Really, the inside of that reticule is 100% luxury. Silk within, embroidery and spangles (!) without, certainly you were "the cynosure of every eye".

Very best,

Lauren said...

Awwww, thx everyone!!! You all are lovely!

Alexa said...

My goodness - you are talented in so many things! I love the look of a silk-lined hat - beautiful job!

Lindsey said...

Hi Lauren,

Where did you find the straw hat? Anywhere that I could purchase the same one, by chance? Thanks!

Heritage Hall said...

Just found a moment to "catch up"
and what to my wandering eye did
appear but that "oh my goodness" gorgeous chapeau and stunningly
elegant reticule.
You are a multi-talented inspiration. I was not born in Williamsburg, but I got there as
soon as I was able.
Blessings ~