Bustle Tea (November)

In November was Stephanie’s annual Pumpkin tea. This year instead of Regency, she went with Bustle era. I do not have a bustle, but I lucked out on Facebook and scored a bustle gown and an 1880s tea gown (bustle era!) that fit me perfectly. I just had to hem them a bit. This gown is specifically from the Truly Victorian pattern for an 1882 tea gown with Watteau back. I wore my cameo tiara, a necklace by Dames a la Mode that I bought to match the antique amethyst earrings I’m wearing, a big set of fake bangs (curly bangs were big, but these are a little extra), and some American Duchess heels that I love, but are just not meant for my foot shape. I changed into my Po-Zu boots after the group pic so I could actually walk. Oh, and my antique cameo bracelet.

Also the whole group used the Tintype app A LOT and it was really fun. Here are pictures!

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Photo by Kat and Judy:
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Gloria/In the Long Run Designs took some photos for me too!

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Kristin:
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Jessica
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Glynnis:
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Jen
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Kat
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Blurry shot of Carrie during the fabric swap/free for all! I had like 4 boxes of stuff stockpiled in the garage since I cleaned out after the previous year and it had to just sit there. I was glad to clean out some more stuff!

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Ashley’s Mina dress was simply phenomenal!
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I think this is Kat’s photo? I also wore a pretty knitted shawl that was a gift from John Mather and his wife.

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Group photo by Gloria – I love those shoes. Alas they will just be a display item.
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