|First course - mushroom and leek soup, a cheese scone to accompany,|
and currant juice.
|Debbie, of Vintage Dancer, who organized the dinner.|
|Our happy table. That's my mom on the left, and my dad on the right.|
|You can see the lovely decor at Daughter's Cafe. It was|
very intimate, cozy, and the chefs are wonderful.
|Our desserts :-)|
The green robe. Well I will be the first to admit it's not splendid. I ran into some trouble with the sleeves, and the straps, er, not fitting. I spent all of Saturday, before the party, fiddling with them, setting and re-setting, and trying to get things to lay smoothly and fit. I could not adjust the pleats on the shoulders because they were embroidered over, although lesson learned, now I know to perhaps do the sleeve first and then pleat the shoulder straps!
|From the front - I extended the voile gown underneath. Man do|
I need a new basic Regency gown! You can also see how
off-the-shoulder the robe is. (Pineapple by The Dreamstress.)
As a general verdict, though, I find the robe to be very pretty. I love the fabric and the trained skirt, and I'm glad I went with the long sleeves, fasted with fabric-covered buttons at the wrists. It's not an easy thing to wear, unfortunately, and my shoulders hurt mightily at the end of the night, but I did learn a lot from working on this piece, and I will wear it again for sure.