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tea party birthday

 

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My 34th(!!) birthday was in early September, and I knew immediately what I wanted – an elegant tea party with my friends!

The Boston Public Library has a courtyard restaurant with a pretty nice afternoon tea.  I decided to have my party there, because our original plan (hosting ourselves in our apartment) wasn’t ideal.

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I was excited to take photos beforehand because I felt so classy!  There’s also something about a fascinator that makes people think you are important – quite a few people stopped me to ask me where I was going, and a few others even took pictures while Dave was snapping away!

I don’t like when people pay attention to me while I’m posing, but I guess I was just feeling really confident because I was barely affected by it!

I thought it would be funny to wear gaudy jewelry, so I bought some plastic pearl necklaces and big bling rings.  I put them in little organza bags to give to my friends at the tea party so we could all be super “fancy!”

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I hope you can see the print of my dress above.  I got it at Disney in Florida over the summer – it’s a Mad Tea Party dress! 🙂

The first few photos in my post were taken outside of the library, and these were taken in the courtyard:DSC_0951-small

DSC_0966-smallKeep scrolling past outfit details for some pictures of my lovely and sweet friends at the party!
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Mad Tea Party Dress:  Disney Cherry Tree Lane Shop
FascinatorFeiYu Crafts via Amazon 
Sunglasses:  Hot Topic White and Wood Round Sunglasses
Plastic Pearl Necklace: Gift Express via Amazon
Purse:  Betsey Johnson Oven Crossbody via Macy’s
Shoes:  B.A.I.T. Demi Wedge Sandal via Tatyana
Belt:  made by me 🙂

Here are some photos of me and the gals at tea…so classy!

Meghan, Sarah, Linley, Sara, me, Theresa, Ashlea

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diy pixel dress

I think this is the best garment I have ever made.

I still consider myself on the beginner side of intermediate when it comes to sewing, since I have followed commercial patterns and not much else.  But I felt as though my skills got a little more refined with this one, since I adapted a pattern, and had to deal with print matching (a new concept for me!).

It all started when I found this incredible pixel fabric, and knew it would be perfect for a dress to wear to PAX East (on our non-cosplay day).  For some reason, I see it as a floral print – but maybe I’m just imagining things? 🙂

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