Ladies Afternoon Tea is calling me. This is the first time I have been invited to a tea party. Suffice it to say I am thrilled. The invite could not have come at a better time as I am in the process of reading Elegant Woman blog and I am sure to benefit from a nifty idea or two. When RSVPing I found there is no dress code and the mood will tend toward the casual. I did inform my hostess that I would indeed be wearing a dress and that her invitation gave me yet another excuse to sew a nice frock to celebrate the occasion. Between us girls I was looking forward to donning a pair of cute gloves.
Thinking about what I will wear seems almost as fun as attending the event. A second swirl dress is the chosen frock that I made with bed sheet fabric as the skirt portion with a pieced fiping bodice. Talk about good stash busting. I didn’t realize the bodice fabric was in small pieces. Thankfully I got the idea to join them asymmetrically with fake piping (fiping) to create fabric yardage.
Stay tuned for photos of the Ladies Afternoon Tea event next week.
ETA the next week: A small rant!
I was so excited about this event and could not wait to wear my second swirlishous dress. Well, I asked my friend to take a photo of me with my swirl dress, shoes and matching bag and THIS is what came out!!! Excuse me. I promise you I do not look this unattractive IRL (or do I?). First of all she was initially standing a football field away and I asked her to come closer; I did not want to look like an ant. I’ve asked this gal to take photos of me another day, this would be the second time and the experience is driving home two points: 1) People get sick of you asking them to photograph you. I’ve already burned out one daughter; and 2) SOME people really have no concept of photographic composition. I had hoped explaining that I blog would be sufficient explanation for why I need at the very least decent photographs. This is getting frustrating for me and I must figure this out and early in 2015, mind you.
Finally, I get to carry this thrifted vintage bag. I am sure it was stuffed with way more than the original woman would have carried. LOL
Our hostess has a beautiful tea set.
This was handed down to her from her mother, who got it from her mother, who got it from her mother. It is beautiful, a soft grey with silver rimming.
I went ahead and put this less than flattering photo in for two reasons: 1) I had a lovely time at my first Ladies Afternoon Tea; and 2) I promised to show the good, the bad, and the ugly on my blog. Again, the photographer gave me no heads up about my hair. I could have thrown some water on it and fluffed it up or SOMEthing. If I recall my posture was on point therefore I need to revisit the need for proper foundation wear. I will be talking about corsets in the days ahead.