Yellow Rose Jacket and Mad Hatters Tea Event

Check the link below for more photos!

Finally! I finished another project — one that has been sitting around gathering dust for a while, at that! And just in time for an event this past Saturday.

I was nervous I wouldn’t even finish in time or that it wouldn’t work out, but I somehow pulled it off. I tried it on for the first time as I was getting ready for the event. Whew!

I made a page in the costume section so you can see photos and information on the construction. See below for the link.

The event was the Dallas Ft Worth Costumers Guild (DFWCG) tea at a local antique shop. The theme was hats… you didn’t need a full costume, but many of us went ahead and made something new for it. I still haven’t finished my husband’s 18th century costume, so he had fun shopping around for a hat to wear.

It was a blast, and a great way to have some fun after the past couple of months I’ve had. These folks are wonderful, supportive, and you’re guaranteed lots of laughs.

The food and tea was lovely, and we were there for a few hours. I had hoped to look around the little antique shop, but I didn’t get very far before others arrived and I stopped to chat with them.

After the tea, we went to a nearby park and took photos. I need to get better at taking photos, but we’re hoping to get a better camera. Phones can be handy for some things, but not for event photos (at least for my needs).

I did set up a Flickr account, and I changed the image gallery setup on my blog. Here are the links for the event photos and the costume information and photos:

It was a great time, and I’m already looking forward to trying to make a few accessories before the next event!

About Cynthia Griffith

I have way too many interests and hobbies, and continually cycle through them -- paying attention to some, while others wait for when I can get around to them again. My main interests are sewing and costuming (I enjoy historical clothing, such as 18th and 19th century, as well as fantasy costumes like elves and hopefully someday even dwarves), as well as getting back to art by drawing fan art of Thorin Oakenshield and Company. My husband Christopher and I spend a lot of time together, enjoying the outdoors and shared hobbies such as juggling. This blog and website is my way to share what I'm up to with friends and family.
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12 Responses to Yellow Rose Jacket and Mad Hatters Tea Event

  1. It was a very fun afternoon, and I love the new icons pointing readers to the event photos and the costume info. It’s a very cool garment worthy of showing the effort that went into it!

  2. Thanks! I’m glad you had fun (you were so cute in your hat and goggles 😀 Heheheh!). Hopefully the new pointer icons will help, although it’s a little annoying to deal with. I’m sure I’ll get used to it.

  3. Aww, I almost wish I had a “like” feature here! Lauren, I’m really looking forward to your yellow outfits — it’s a color I hadn’t really considered before, but a friend told me I looked radiant while wearing it. With colors like that, how could I not? 😀 Best wishes!

  4. Jaci says:

    I love seeing your work, Cynthia, and learning of your process. It has been many years since I have seriously done any sewing and appreciate all the time and thought you put into your creations. I’ll look forward to seeing more. And, yes, the color was striking on you.

  5. Jaci: Thanks for checking it out! It’s amazing the work that people do — not just sewing, but documenting it so people like me can figure it out. It’s so neat looking at something, getting an idea, and then being able to create something you can actually wear 🙂

    And thanks! I was a little nervous about the color. I knew the green would be good, but wasn’t sure about the yellow. It ended up going together nicely (yay!) 😀

  6. Cynthia: I figured the colors would work, but didn’t know they’d go together THAT well 🙂

  7. Christopher: I had a slight panic when I attached the cuffs, before I saw it with the petticoat and trim and thought “OH my…” But it worked out once the trim and stomacher were on (along with the white lacing). Thank goodness!

  8. Mary says:

    It’s always amazing to read how you do this and I enjoy learning not only the physical part but your thought process while constructing. Beautiful work and the end result so wonderfully displayed on beautiful you. The tea party looked fun and each time I see Christopher in that hat I sing “hooray for Captain Spalding, the African explorer” from some old Groucho Marx movie 🙂

  9. mom Griffith says:

    Cynthia, the pictures were great and so were the dresses. as for the yellow, Your Dad always wanted his kids to wear bright and sunny outfits. I am sure if he saw it, he would say good for you and you look so good and I approve. Chris, you need to get her busy and finish your outfit. I know she will get there, but ya need more to go with that sexy hat. hang in there. thanks for sharing

  10. Mary and Mom: Both of you are so funny (Christopher’s hat was a riot, wasn’t it? Everyone was cracking up while he was wearing it hehehe). Thanks so much for the replies, I really appreciate it very much! *big hugs for you both* And yes, I definitely need to finish some things for Christopher. He originally wasn’t very interested in costuming, but I can tell he wants to join in the fun! 😉

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