Saturday, September 10, 2011


I think that it is important to research the area of history that you are wanting to explore. For me it is a matter of learning about the costumes completely, that is from the inside out. When I approach making of a costume I start from the inside making the garment, which in this case is a chemise. Then working from there I build the outfit, with the finishing touches being the accessories.

But I am not content to stop there I also want to learn the customs and manners that were part of the day. For Regency I love knowing that It I go outside I would wear hat and gloves and particular outerwear. That is fun for me.

Everyone needs to find out what is fun for them. There should never be a particular requirement for authenticity. Playing Regency should be fun. we are playing dress up are are we not. I have been recreating History for along time going from one time period to another. It has been a wonderful journey I started out as a 6th century celt. Then I traveled through the ages and ended up doing costumes of the 16th century. Oh that is soooo much fun now I want to include Regency in my journey. I reserve the right to go back and forth through time.

They other thing that makes it fun for me is teaching all the things that I learn to others if they want to learn . I love to share.

Friday, September 9, 2011

New Beginnings.

Hello My name is Renee Wright and I am moving to the Lapine Area. I have been a costumer for 30 years primarily in the Society for Creative Anachronism. I especially love the costuming of the 16th century. Well that is not really true. I love historical costuming and just recently I have been working toward the Regency period. I love the style and grace and manners of that time period. By training I am an Archaeologist, hence as you can see I love history. I also love to teach costuming, embroidery spinning weaving and a whole host of other things. When I decided to move I looked up the Bend Lapine area for a Regency chapter because I really want to get involved. Well now that is an understatement, I find that I am wgike heartedly going to get involved and work on kick starting the group in my home area. It will be a slow start I have to move, which will happen on the 30th of September then I will have to get a bit settled.
I am hoping to have regular sewing circles and then work toward teas and Picnics. I just took on this mantle today so I have to think of further things but not quite yet. Frankly I cannot wait to make Regency gowns, and underthings, bonnets ( I really want to make bonnets) and all the accesories that a proper lady of the time period. I look foreward to the new challenges. I also look foreword to making new friends of like interests.

New Leadership

We are happy to announce that ORS Cascades-East will soon be kickstarted again with new leadership. Check in in the next few weeks to learn more. :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

ORS Cascades East On Haitus

The Cascades East chapter has lost its current leadership to another state. If you would like to petition to restart this chapter, please feel free to contact us at