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title pic Tea at The Ritz and the Victoria & Albert Museum

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on September 19, 2013

Hello, Ladies!

I’ve been absent from the blog for a few days simply because I’ve been seeing so many new places, but I just had to post some pictures of what I did today!  To begin with, our costume study group made the short journey from our hotel to the Victoria & Albert Museum, which is quite possibly one of the grandest places on planet earth.  This museum has the most exquisite collection of costumes from various centuries, and I was so thrilled to see the sumptuous evening gowns and afternoon dresses which were on display there!  Here are just a few of the finest gowns we saw:

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early-bustle-gown

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1950s-dior-dress

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After meandering through this glorious array of day dresses and evening gowns, I headed to The Ritz for afternoon tea, which (when taken at The Ritz), is quite a sumptuous affair!  The Ritz is the place to have tea in London, and all the reports I’d heard of its grandeur had not been exaggerated in the slightest.  This gorgeous place is filled with marble pillars, crystal chandeliers, and oversized sprays of flowers.  I wore a newly-made 1950s dress (one I finished just in time for this trip), along with a lavender lace bolero I sewed for the occasion.

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afternoon-tea

jennie-chancey-and-katrina-casey

I was so blessed and thankful to be able to go to tea with Jennie Chancey of www.sensibility.com who is a phenomenal pattern designer and is one of my very favorite people. :)

So that was my day today, and now it’s time to get to bed so I have energy for Kensington Palace tomorrow, where we will be studying gowns worn by Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, and Princess Diana.

Until next time, happy sewing!

Katrina

 

 

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