Our Outfits – A Sneak Peek

A few of you have been asking for a sneak peak at our outfits.

Well, here’s a peek at Harland’s vest and shirt:


His shirt we found at a thrift store and I removed the collar to make it look more mid-19th century. And the vest we bought from an online company that sells 19th century reproduction western clothing. He also has a pair of dark brown woolen pants we bought at a thrift store. And I bought him a retro looking pocket watch from of all places – Wallyworld.

And here’s a close-up of my dress bodice:


I finally sewed the last hooks and eyes onto the back of it this morning. The fabric (100% cotton) I bought at Joann’s Fabrics and it is lined with cotton muslin. The fan I bought from another online company specializing in ladies 19th century reproduction articles. The mother of pearl necklace I bought from an antique store over 20 years ago, and the earrings were bought for my sister’s wedding back in 1993.

And so there you go. We’re packing up and will be headed down to Cottonwood Falls shortly. We’ll take pics tonight and hopefully get some video too.

Click HERE for a link to the website for the Statehood Ball.




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10 Responses

  1. I am betting that the two of you, will be among the best dressed for the Statehood Ball, can’t wait to see your clothing. Have Fun!!!!

  2. Alica says:

    Looking good! Have a great time!

  3. Rebecca says:

    You all have a safe trip and a wonderful time! Hoping for lots of pics of you two and all the others!

  4. Just love the pattern of your dress material. So pretty. Can’t wait for the big reveal.

  5. Linda says:

    I want to see the whole outfit!
    Have fun, see ya next week!

  6. Renee says:

    The Statehood Ball sounds like so much fun! I can’t wait to see photos of you and the event!

  7. Glyndalyn says:

    Looking forward to the ball. You both will look wonderful

  8. Becky L. says:

    Thanks for the sneak peek of your ball outfits. I hope you have a great time at the ball, all gussied up…I know you will be the most handsome couple there! Can’t wait to see the photos from the ball. Happy Weekend.

  9. Laura says:

    Oh, so glad it’s all done and time for the party. Hope is was wonderful and looking forward to the pictures!

  10. Elizabeth says:

    How did I miss this? Thanks for posting! Can’t wait to see pics of you in your dress! Love the pattern 🙂

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