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May. 7th, 2017 @ 10:51 pm Finished and worn!
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Last weekend [Unknown LJ tag] , [personal profile] mandie_rw and [personal profile] miss_philomena and I did a "dress in a day" style demo at the Indian King Tavern where Amanda is a docent. I say style because we of course didn't finish nearly as much as we could have if we hadn't been answering questions. Some very good, but if one more person asks me why women weren't allowed to wear buttons...you seem to assume because women didn't usually they were for some reason forbidden...So I took the dress home and over the ensuing week finished up the bits we didn't get to. The IKT had another event today so why not show up and show off the dress!


The thing today was a "revolutionary tea" lecture, demo, thingy. The speaker definitely felt passionate about and knew her tea. That said it was supposed to be a 45min lecture and she spoke for an hour and a half until the organizer gave the "wrap it up" signals. You see they had tea and snacks sitting out for the guests, yay cold tea? I DID learn that the industrial revolution started when people began drinking tea for breakfast instead of beer as they were suddenly caffeinated *insert eyeroll* But other than that it was mostly a very informative interesting lecture.
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Then we went downstairs and swanned about looking photogenic while we took approximately a million photos...Have I mentioned how freaking FANTASTIC I felt? I stole Amanda's frosting hat and damn I'm not sure what it did but I felt 20lbs thinner and 100 times fiercer.
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I'm telling you somehow it's a magic hat. I was really happy with how the dress turned out! I have a few minor fitting changes like I always do after a wearing. and it needs some kind of real trim.
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After we were finished looking pretty we determined that it was time for food! Haddonfield is a delightful little historic town with lots of fun little business and we took ourself to the fish and chips shop. A hearty lunch was had, during which Amanda and I were WAY too amused but Adrienne's phallic bangers and mash and I laughed till my sides hurt.

Next stop was the dinosaur! Apparently the first dino discovered by people who figured out what it was was in Haddonfield. Who knew? So they have a charming dinosaur statue that we required a visit too.
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Then we decided to stroll. At that moment that drizzle had finally let up to sun and a light breeze. So we walked along the main street and admired the million dollar homes and borrowed them for some photos.
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We ended the night we delicious gelato! It was a really delightful day and I have to say it was fun to just feel pretty in something. It restored some of the spark and why I costume. I love my friends....and their hats. 
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From:jenthompson
Date:May 8th, 2017 06:16 pm (UTC)
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You look so beautiful! And I want to steal that hat too!
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From:sewloud
Date:May 8th, 2017 09:26 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! We took this photo specifically for the naughty filter while cackling like 12 year olds

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From:gilded_garb
Date:May 9th, 2017 12:40 am (UTC)
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You look amazing!