Kay Demlow Lavender’s Green Historic Clothing
Kay Demlow created Lavender’s Green Historic Clothing in 1991 in Hillsboro, Oregon to bring the romance and beauty of the past to people living today. She is the company’s owner, researcher, clothing designer and primary dressmaker. Through the business she designs and creates custom garments for museum docents, Civil War reenactors, and Living History participants in the United States and Canada. Demlow specializes in civilian clothing of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
About Lavender’s Green Historic Clothing
Demlow has created authentic reproduction clothing for historic sites, Oregon Trail wagon train travelers, historic plays and pageants, theater groups, weddings, and living history demonstrations. In addition, she offers fashion history talks, replica clothing workshops, and clothing construction classes. Along the way she met historic personages, explored ghost towns, danced in a pioneer barn, visited historic mansions, and been thrilled to experience history close up.
Demlow is active in many historical groups. She is president of the Hillsboro Historical Society and a member of the Washington County Museum’s History Roundtable, the Association of Living History Farms and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM,) Restore Oregon and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Demlow is also a member of the Northwest Civil War Council and the Oregon Regency Society and a co-founder of the Edwardian Society of Oregon. She not only studies and sews historic clothing; she wears it at historic events throughout the year.
For more information about Demlow and Lavender’s Green Historic Clothing, you can visit the website, www.lavendersgreen.com. Or, you can find Lavender’s Green Historic Clothing on Facebook for a look at recent projects.