I didn’t figure out what I wanted to wear until the night before, so settled on a late teens/early 20s vintage skirt, a vintage hat I had bought at an estate sale last year, and a blouse of some sort. And then, like the crazy lady I am, I decided to sew a blouse for myself the morning of the event.
I had bought this fabric for myself a few months ago from our local quilt shop, Fat Quarters, with the idea to make this exact blouse. The fabric is from the Downton Abbey collection by Andover.
I sewed like the wind, and a three or four hours later had a wearable blouse. I did a quick little waist tie, since I didn’t have time to make the interior casing that the blouse was meant to have. I’ll go back later and do that properly.
I didn’t take any proper photos of the tea, but luckily my husband snapped this selfie of the event (at my request).
But when we got home, we took some proper photos!
Jacket: Original vintage 19-teens (gift from my husband)
Skirt: Original vintage late teens/early 20’s (one of the first vintage things I got as a teenager!)
Blouse: Made by me :)
Purse: Vintage, thrifted.
Shoes: American Duchess
More photos of the event can be seen at the Time Traveling in Costume blog