Forth and final incarnation of “Ugly Bag of Tea Gown”

Last weekend was fun (Medieval Festival) but it was also productive.  I tried starching a petticoat for the first time.  I know!  Shocking isn’t it!  I’ve been doing this for 5 years in limp petticoats!  I really thought starching a petticoat would be a wretched experience.  My pal Lottie Lovette told me it wasn’t and explained how to do it.  And she was right!  Easy!  And now my petticoat practically stands on its own!img_20160717_160525416.jpg

I tried it on my oldest most beat up one just in case it went poorly but it was fine.  I will eventually get around to doing them all.

Subject change:  I gave myself until the end of the weekend to fiddle some more on the Ugly Bag of Tea Gown and I think I have finally reached a matronly but presentable presentation.  It was on the advice (again) Lottie that I finally settled on the final look.  One of the photos she shared was a tea gown that had the lace going the chevron pattern I first tried.SAM_1619

But it was wider.  There was also way less than what I had in the next incarnation.IMG_20160712_202818628

So I removed a ton of the above fluff and I straightened some of it out so it was more symmetrical and now I’m okay with it.img_20160717_153757.jpgNo I didn’t have a stomach ache.  Just posing awkwardly.img_20160717_153711.jpgYes.  This is less crazy.img_20160717_151850290.jpgWith some accessories and proper hair and head gear, this will do just fine for Breakfast with the Artists at Costume College.

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5 thoughts on “Forth and final incarnation of “Ugly Bag of Tea Gown”

  1. Leiflynn Jeffery, Melfort, Saskatchewan says:

    Much better, what a difference that makes. Do you wear a Lacey cap with this? How are you taking all your stuff to Costume College! Don’t forget to get lots of pictures of the event, you will have a blast meeting everyone and actually talking to some of those bloggers!!! So cool.

  2. severn14 says:

    Glad to hear that the starching went well! I really like the new lace arrangement!

  3. nonnaree says:

    Your tea gown looks very nice with less and flatter lace! I have a stiff petticoat that really helps my silhouette, but I don’t have to starch it: it’s a mystery content synthetic taffeta that has a VERY firm hand!! But my planned petti s will be 100% cotton, so gonna need to starch those. Have fun at your event!

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