|People setting up and mingling.|
|Great view of Dunsmuir house.|
|The final dress. I'm really please with how it turned out.|
Don't get me started on the challenge of finding the fabric, which is a whole 'nother story. Let's just say that in order to keep it period appropriate, there were a lot of rules about what you could or could not use. In the end I found some basic white satin and a lovely sea-foam green chiffon. I've never made anything with the latter but I thought I'd just wing it.
Working with the chiffon wasn't too painful, but being serger-less, I didn't know what to do with the hems. Ultimately I did the same as I would with any other fabric and folded them under or pressed them flat.
|With one of the amazing vintage cars. Or should I say, horseless carriage.|
|The back of my dress, hair and a parasol.|
The day of the event, I was only alone for a short period of time which led to some good people watching. The event was so well put together and felt so authentic. Mena and Debi arrived just half an hour after I had, so we met up and setup the fantastic picnic that Mena had put together.
|Mena's fantastic picnic. This was up in under 5 minutes. She's pro.|
I'm came home so excited about the whole thing. It was a great activity to do at my one year blogiversary, and I'm inspired for the year ahead. I also warned my husband that he would be attending the event next year. I think he'd get a kick out of everything. The picnics people setup were so fantastic to see, as well as all of the old cars, the dancing, and music... I'm excited about it already!
|The DecoBelle's put together a fun dance routine.|
|They arrived to the stage in this great 'bus'|