A Few Snaps from Our 3rd Annual Titanic Tea

Last weekend was our local costuming club’s first event of the year – our 3rd Annual Titanic Memorial Tea – and what a nice kick-off to “the season” it was.

Due to the tea’s attendance, we held it at Chez Louie at the Nevada Museum of Art, this year, which was spacious, public, and full of art exhibits to admire while we paraded around in our finery.

I only got a few photos. I didn’t have anything new to wear, and just *barely* squeezed into my old blue wool hobble skirt from a few years ago. Thank goodness for darts (though I should’ve tried the thing on before the morning of the event), as I quite like the skirt and want to keep it!

My mom and dad, always well-dressed.

Hats! It wouldn’t be 1912 without splendid hats!
My mom’s new skirt and blouse. Snazzy!
Liz, in her original Edwardian linen suit
Liza is the mistress of re-fashioning – her gown was made from a 1930s dress and a bridesmaid’s gown
Gina in action
Photo by Dana Reeser – my same-ole-same-ole, blue wool hobbleskirt and antique blouse.

I love wearing originals, but I don’t own many. I got so inspired by Liza and Lisa’s incredible antique finds (Liza was wearing original combinations, and had an antique purse and parasol to die for; Lisa brought a stunning 1890s/1900s wedding gown she’d found for, like, $20) that I came home and surfed eBay for way too long, and bought this shirt:

Silk Pongee – eBay seller shastasvintage

I think it’s a bit later than 1912, and obviously needs to be cleaned and well-looked-after, but I’m happy to own another original I can wear on occasion, and study, perhaps take a pattern from. 🙂

That’s all for now! Perhaps next year I’ll get off my duff and make something new. 🙂


  • Gina

    April 16, 2014 at 2:26 AM

    What fun! My Mom and Dad play dress up with me and I LOVE it! I'm happy yours dress up with you as well! The ladies look so lovely and the gents look handsome! What a fun day!


  • AuntieNan

    April 16, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    I LOVE your blue hobble skirt and white blouse! Beautiful! And your folks look like a Sargent come to life! Enjoy! And I look forward to seeing your copy of the new acquisition,
    Nancy N

  • Unknown

    April 18, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    I so like the photos. Wish I can join an event like this. Everyone is wearing lovely vintage clothes. I got few vintage dresses and I just purchased one from stores.ebay.com/vintageswank which I discovered through a blog as well. All of their items are at auction price of 99 cents. You might want to check it out.

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