Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Historically Inspired Garments at the Adena Mansion

The trip to the Adena Mansion & Gardens last Saturday provided many wonderful photo opportunities, especially those featuring the historically inspired clothing worn by many of the reenactors. Here are several fine examples:

Simply sweet - I adore the pattern of her dress fabric!

A very neat and well-fitted gentleman's ensemble

I really like the vests, the suspenders, and the stovepipe hat

So cheery (and I love her props)!

This gentleman's frock, breeches, boots, cravat - very nice!

Although simple in design, this gentleman's wool frock is well made

His garments looked the most comfortable to me - love the specs and hat

Fine ivory wool breeches which button at the calves - like!

Ivory wool breeches button detail

Mustering out...

This lovely lady sports a wonderful wire-framed bonnet...

Bonnet side detail
Bonnet back detail

Bonnet shirring detail
Bonnet stitching detail

Bonnet interior detail (and wire frame)

Bonnet back detail

I thought I missed a photo opportunity....

...but I caught her by the lou - lol! Miss Vivian was very gracious - :)

Dress back detail

Dress side back detail

Dress sleeve detail

Dress bodice detail

Tucked hem detail

Bonnet side front

Bonnet side back

Such inspiring handiwork! And, a big Thank You to all of those reenactors who allowed me the privilege of violating them with my camera - lol! Next post, photographs detailing the extant garments of the Worthington Family. Blessings and happy sewing!


  1. Wow! Great snaps! The Blue bonnet is amazingly, bright!

  2. Thank you, Angela! The bonnet is a very bright blue - it certainly got my attention! :)