A bunch of us went to the 12th Night Ball at Riversdale (which included supper) and it was as delightful as last year! I was going to make something new but I just wasn't able to get enough time for it. But I realized I had a drawstring dress with a purple sari with peacocks on it, that I had only worn once to a card party and didn't really have pictures of. So I wore that, a new necklace and fan by In the Long Run (https://www.etsy.com/shop/inthelongrun), my tiara by TheMillineress (https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheMillineress), my antique citrine earrings.
I also did make something new, a Georgian/Regency cloak - which I made using the Laughing Moon pattern. (http://www.lafnmoon.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=P135&CartID=1) I used non-period accurate dupioni that I had in the stash. I interlined it with a blanket fabric I had on had for warmth. And I didn't have a ton of the dupioni so I only used it to line the hood, and I used a dotted cotton to line the body of it.
I love seeing Riversdale all lit up! It was way warmer than last year, no snow/ice on the ground.
Mitts also by In the Long Run!
Our menu - different chef than last year (because of a schedule conflict), but the food was delicious!!
We couldn't all fit at one table, so here are selfies with both groups of our friends:
I failed at getting one pic where both of their eyes were open! LOL, oh well.
Shoe shot! My Robert Lands legit went with my dress for once! I love these striped shoes. :-)
My dress fabric:
Group pic - there was much vigorous dancing and my wig had started majorly slipping off by then - I need to do something a bit different but otherwise I was happy with my hair. Oh well.
A couple of photos from Gloria/Mike.
They let us write free postcards!
Jackie's pic of the back of my gown:
Regency wedgie shot for Jen!
The cloak pattern I used:
Here's the real extent cloak that this pattern is clearly based on: