Chemise a la Fete 2018

In September, we celebrated Stephanie’s birthday with a tea at Green Spring Gardens. The park has a house dating to 1784 that is an event and exhibit space today. At Stephanie’s request, everyone wore late 18th century chemise gowns or variations of chemise gowns. We had a lot of beautiful floof!

Carolyn, Sabrina, and Kat seated at the tea
Chemise a la Fete

After the tea, we took some photos in the park. It was so humid that I had to wait a bit for my lens to acclimate and defog! But once it did, I was able to get some nice shots. I’m quite pleased with several of these.

Carolyn
Chemise a la Fete

Chemise a la Fete

Chemise a la Fete

Our lovely hostess, Stephanie
Chemise a la Fete

Chemise a la Fete

Linda
Chemise a la Fete

Jess
Chemise a la Fete

Sabrina
Chemise a la Fete

Chemise a la Fete

The ladies who had used/adapted the Laughing Moon Chemise Gown Pattern, Carrie, Linda, Terry, Judy, and Carolyn
Chemise a la Fete

Chemise a la Fete

After the tea, we went to Stephanie’s house to socialize some more. We also got a group photo there. My dress was made by Vivien. I had fallen behind on my sewing deadlines, and I was not sure I had enough time to make a chemise gown for this party. But then Vivien posted this lovely dress for sale, and we happen to be similar sizes, so problem solved!
Chemise a la Fete

What a lovely way to celebrate a friend’s birthday!

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