The Seersucker Social was Saturday and it was legendary! I will do this every single year they have it! But, I swear — I am *never* sewing last minute again. I was at the sewing machine up until the moment I had to load our bikes. I was actually prepared to sew buttons on the drive.
I did have to bail on the mini skirt. It was so short I felt uncomfortable. Luckily, I was able to swap them out for a pair of breezy linen pants I made last year for China. I bought a hat from ASOS to go with the outfit.
Liz wore an Ebay find dress, with my red Anthrologie ribbon belt knockoff and my black glasses. Her gloves were actually her mother’s and the jewelry her grandmother’s.
I give Lizzie credit. She had a single speed cruiser and has never done city riding before. Talk about trial by fire!
We took a seven mile bike ride through the city, and even had our own music along the way.
After the ride, we headed to Hillwood Mansion for a lawn party.
There was badmitton, croquet and a live band at the lawn party. I have LOADS of photos of the fashions. That will be my next pot.
We couldn’t resist sharing a parasol she had. Umm, do you see how I’m trying to cover a pocket? Yeah… about that.
So, peeps. My vest. I’m sorry to report that while I was able to wear it, it’s a hot damn mess. And, I’m so so so sad. You see, Karen gave me this material after I used all of mine up for an outfit that I can’t even squeeze into anymore (it’s now my mom’s).
But, because I’m not adept at a FBA and was rushed, there are just too many flaws for it to work.
First, the FBA is too big by 1/2 inch. I look saggy boobed because I’m not filling out the top. The vest overall is still big. And the pockets. Oh the pockets! Tecnically gorgeous. Lined up / visually? Wonky as hell. One is under my left tata and the second riding under my hip. I’m too embarassed to show a photo but you can see how I never let it show in the photos.
So, both the skirt and vest are heading to Goodwill. ASAP. Hopefully someone five inches shorter with huge tatas will find them.
But, for the day, it was brilliant. Luckily, I think I have enough of the seerusucker to try again! It’s really one of my favorite patterns and I could happily have several.
Check back for more photos this week!