Lavender's Green Designs & Historical Reproductions

Every garment we design and sew has a story. Part of the story is historical research and sources, sometimes the customer, and always about the materials and techniques.

Deepwood Estate: Patterson Wedding DressDeepwood Estates c. 1870 Wedding Dress

Though it is difficult to date precisely, the silk wedding dressworn by Mary Elizabeth Woodward Patterson and now displayed at Deepwood Estate in Salem, Oregon was most likely sewn from a period pattern by a home sewer in the late 1860s or very early 1870s. Made of dark amber silk, the gown is a rich warm brown with an abundance of ruffles and and early bustle-style skirt. More ...

1880s French Ball Gown Challenge

Inspiration for this fabulous gown was taken from a lovely 1879 Impressionist painting of Berthe Morisot. Crafted in beautiful shell pink taffeta and trimmed in handcrafted fabric flowers, I created a replica as true to the original as possible. More ...

We can custom-make many other beautiful styles for you. Please contact us with your ideas!

Lavender's Green Catalog

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