Thursday night poolside party: The Realm of the Goblin King.
Friday night social: A Princess in Paris set in 1890s.
Saturday night gala: The Royal Coronation Ball.
Sunday morning: The Royal Breakfast.
Sunday afternoon: Queen Victoria's Fancy Dress Tea.
Phew! That's a lot of events. I could only attend four. I had to miss the Sunday breakfast because I was in charge of the afternoon tea, and needed to get everything ready for 130 guests. So I came up with four costumes.
SUNDAY TEAThe Sunday tea was easy. I wore my outfit "The Bluebird of Happiness" from my fancy dress fashion show in October 2017. See previous post about dress Here are a few photos from the tea, taken in our photobooths.
THURSDAY NIGHT POOL PARTY
FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL
The Friday night social was fun! The social chairpersons Kristen and Joyce and I wore Paris themed 1890s blouses. We used the Truly Victorian 1894 shirtwaist pattern. I used the 1898 flared skirt pattern. I am not sure what skirt patterns Kristen and Joyce used.
For the blouse, I bought 3 yards of Eiffel Tower fabric at Walmart for about $15. The skirt fabric was from the L.A. fabric district and only cost $12. Buttons were about $3. I had a bright pink velvet ribbon which was attached to the back of the neck and went down to about hip length. My purse was Fifi the dog, bought on ebay for $10 shipped. I decorated a boater hat with left over ribbon and fabric and a buckle. Below are construction photos and to the right, one with Kristin and Joyce.
Putting the blouse together. This was a very easy pattern. I used a few layers of netting in the sleeve heads to make them poof out. Not a big fan of the huge sleeves, but for this outfit, I wanted them, as it was more of a "fun" look than historical.
Left: Almost done! I did end up using a wider belt. I added black velvet ribbon to the seam lines to give it some pop. I added large black buttons where the two seams meet on the bottom fronts.
Below: Isn't Debbie cute in her red Eiffel tower hat? She took the other two photos.
SATURDAY NIGHT GALAI didn't have a lot of time for sewing and wanted a simple but elegant royal gown. Originally I was going to wear this to the Friday social, but was invited to the Royal gala dinner by Val. In fact, the lovely velour fabric was a birthday gift from Val! I used this Simplicity pattern, but extended the bodice in front in order to be able to pin it together under the bust. Now that I think of it, the pretty gold trim was purchased from Val's stash. For the dress, I used a cream cotton with gold dots.
I made a few Royal orders to attach to the sash. Yet again, Val added to this outfit by gifting me with a lovely Order, with my initial. Look at Debbie's beautiful Russian outfit!
Above, my royal friends Birda, Joanne, April and Debbie.
And as all Royals do a a party, here I am with April doing "The Time Warp"
Another wonderful year of Costume College done, and it went by so fast. See you next time!