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~Upcoming Events~

(be sure to scroll down to see details as we add them to the events)

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WRS Founders Day Picnic – September 15, 2018


11am to 4 pm


13625 NE 175th St, Woodinville, WA 98072

We will be celebrating the founding of the Washington Regency Society in a lovely private room of Molbaks, a garden and yard center. There is ample parking, a cafe inside the store if you’d rather purchase your repast there. As well as many charming items of various nature to acquire should you have the pin money and inclination. They are very graciously providing tables and chairs for us, so there will be no need to have your footman along. There is a lovely park a short drive away called Wilmot Gateway Park, (easiest parking is across the street by the sports fields) if your bent runs to going for a stroll. As the weather can be vexing during this time of year, try to keep in mind though it is paved, the path may be slick underfoot. Come join us to celebrate the forming of our merry party!

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WRS at the SITU Garage Sale- September 22, 2018


11:00 am – 3:00 pm (10:00 am SITU members)

Magnolia Lutheran Church

2414 31st Ave West, Seattle

          WRS will be having 2 tables at the Somewhere in Time Garage Sale again this year.  This is a fundraising event for us, so your purchases help us with our expenses and help to put on our events as well.  Our board members will be donating items for sale, and you are welcome to donate also.  Our requirements for donated items are clean, usable Regency related items.  (Other periods are okay too.)   Last year we had fabric, lace, ribbon, feathers, patterns, books, sewing supplies, as well as a few bonnets, gowns, shawls, and accessories.  This is a great time for those of you new to the group to obtain some items.  This is going to be a great event, SITU has rented all their available tables this year.  A not to be missed costuming opportunity.

          The link for the event is on the SITU page: SITU 2018 Costume Sale

          For donations contact:, or any of our other board members.  

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~Save The Date~

WRS Sari Safari October 13, 2018 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Host: Sara Palmer

Frustrated with thick, modern quilting cottons when you are trying to make a diaphanous Regency gown? Looking for metallic trims to sparkle in candlelight? That perfect shawl? Join the Washington Regency Society on a Sari Safari!

Sari/saree cotton is similar to the thin, handwoven cotton available in the Regency era and members have made a number of gowns from fabrics from these shops.

We will meet at a WRS member’s house in Renton (near IKEA) and carpool a few minutes away to Kent where a number of sari shops are located. We will provide tips and tricks for shopping – such as which shops have more trims, shawls or fabric – and rendezvous after for show and share with tea.

This event is for WRS members only.  More information will be coming soon on when and where to meet!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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WRS Hunting with Horses and Hounds – October 2018

WRS Hunting with Horses and Hounds

Hunting with Horses and Hounds Event

The Woodbrook Hunt Club, located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has graciously extended an invitation to the Washington Regency Society members to observe one of their traditional hunting events. A Saturday in October or November is likely, so now is the time to start sewing your riding habit if you don’t already have one. Please check out the Pinterest site at for engravings of period attire. More information about the event including the Hunt Breakfast will be forthcoming but most of us need to start sewing now! For those new to “the hunt”, no foxes or other animals are hunted, hurt or killed in this event!

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Twelfth Night Feast and Ball -  Saturday, January 5, 2019

Link to Twelfth Night 2018

More details are being worked out – our Twelfth Night Ball in 2018 was such a success that we are trying for a larger location in 2019.

Stay tuned for….

Group Sewing Days

Sewing tools
Join us for a sewing day

We have had a lot of fun and made a lot of progress on projects when we meet up and help each other with our costuming.  We are negotiating with spaces and plan more of these “sewing days” this year — follow this space for more information soon!

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~Past Events~

You may click here to see some more of our past events.

Regency Corset and Stays Workshop


Sunday August 26, 2018  -  10 am to 2 pm – Seattle

Limited spots available so please reserve your spot today.

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WRS Summer Picnic – July 15, 2018

lounging picnic

                Please join us for our annual PICNIC at beautiful Lakewold Gardens.  The Gardens are located in Lakewood and are part of an historical estate on Gravelly Lake.  The picnic is potluck, and we would like to make this a Regency picnic. We make a day of it, please plan on arriving before noon.  Entrance fee to Lakewold Gardens is about $10 and individuals will pay their own fee as they enter the garden. Click through to the Picnic Event page for more information about this picnic and Regency Era picnics.

Getting Started Workshop #1

Sewing a Regency Gown – May 20, 2018

This workshop is full but keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for additional workshops.


On May 20th, we will hold our first sewing workshop at Joann Fabrics in Southcenter.  The workshop is from 2 to 6 PM. Several of our members will be present to assist you in getting started with that all important Regency Gown.  One of our favorite patterns is the Laughing Moon Ladies’ Round and Trained Gown c. 1800-1810.  This pattern has the bib or apron front and has many variations in sleeves and trains.  We have had good luck with this pattern and have found it very versatile and flattering to many body types.

During the class we will show various examples of this gown along with advice on how it is made and options you might want to consider.  We will also give you information on where to find appropriate Regency like fabrics and other supplies.

 WRS Spring Tea Event – April 14, 2018

Museum and Tea in Kitsap County April 14 2018

Tea at the Empress Hotel – March 10, 2018


Twelfth Night Feast and Ball -  January 6, 2018

Link to Twelfth Night 2018

 Secret Garden Tea - May 21, 2017

tea party

Summer Picnic at Lakewold Gardens  – July 23, 2017

lounging picnic

Tall Ships at Port Ludlow, Washington August 26-27, 2017


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Turban Workshop

September 17, 2017

1818 la belle assemble

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