Which had delicious food, by the way. I had the rose tea, which I really enjoyed and should've bought from the gift shop!
|I love this group shot!|
Because I'm generally bad at camera things (though I did bring it this time!), my batteries died after four pictures, so most of these are borrowed *ahem* from Robin and Kat.
|Our bustle ladies|
|And our hoop ladies!|
|Just hangin' out on the porch|
|Kat lounging elegantly!|
|The plant in my face is a nice touch|
|Looking wildly unimpressed with something|
|Perched on the porch railing with my fan! I like this one.|
Materials: bodice lining of white cotton muslin, dress of 12+ yds of self-striped cotton organdy...and you can't even see the stripes. Oh well. And 56 yards of 1/8" navy blue silk ribbon.
Pattern draped by me.
Heavily inspired by the lady on the left in this 1862 fashion plate:
|...except that I really needed to keep to the Stash for this, and didn't have any polka dot sheers!|
But it's pretty, and it's fun to wear! And hey, now I have a fluffy summer Victorian dress, if I ever need one again. (Unlikely.)