A very dear family member celebrates a birthday and we are invited to High Tea.
Deciding to make an effort for this fellow
"Austen appreciating, tea imbibing lady"
I investigate the feasibility of hiring a fancy costume.
Think Mad Hatter tea party or something say.....
Can you imagine my delight when I drive past a
Salvation Army store and spot this in the window?
Brakes screeched, heart raced....
"probably won't fit me though"
Well not only did it fit
(like a glove)
but the lovely ladies even had this in store ....
A tulle underskirt made for a wedding dress!
Mmmm .... meant to be methinks
And just look at the detail.
I imagine it was made either as a wedding dress
(for a fellow period drama enthusiast such as myself)
or a costume for a film/play.
So for a fraction of the cost of hiring an outfit,
I am now the proud (if somewhat obsessed) owner of
a small piece of period perfection.
I might add that I have been wearing it around the house (when no one's home of course)
and, I think, doing a Maaaarvelous & Sooooper job of...
... walking up straight, swishing and swirling.
Good day to you my lovelies. If you'll kindly excuse me,
I have some rather pressing matters to attend to, calling cards to deliver,
ribbons to acquire...