Thursday, March 27, 2008

Anyone for Tea?

I will be hosting a 1950's tea party at Costume Con 26 in San Jose, CA and giving a talk about the history of sewing patterns.

This brings up the question - what do you wear to tea? I can't wear gloves, because I'm serving. I need an apron of course. You need nifty music and good cookies.

Vogue 9156 c. 1957

Hat, or no hat?

Anne Adams 4834

Vogue 9260c. 1957

Vogue Special Design 4565 c. 1955

Vogue 4004 c. 1959


1912 Suffragette said...

I remember my grandmother serving, well maybe not tea, but at a party wearing a dress with matching apron, sort of like Simplicity 3550 from 1951. No hat. Any of those pattern choices are lovely. Very elegant.

Anary said...

I have seen vintage aprons from that time that used cotton voile...they were fantastic ( I am so sorry I did not grab them ). The aprons did not have the top, just the skirt part.