The photos I'm sharing today are actually from the last day of the event but as my outfit is rather patriotic, and today is July 4th, I thought I'd share them first.
I'm really pleased with how this whole outfit came together. All the materials came from the stash and it's always a nice feeling when you can complete a project knowing it didn't cost much to make. The blouse was made using my favorite pattern, Du Barry 5172. I've used it several times before but I absolutely love it! And if you have a pattern that you know will fit really well, why not use it again and again? :)
The pinafore is something really new for me. I sort of feel like it's too "young" for me but I still like it. I used McCall 5014. The bid attaches with buttons so it's versatile which is another reason I like it. And it has pockets!!
I also had the opportunity to wear a new hat that I purchased through one of the many Facebook vintage buy/sell pages. The ribbon is faded and could stand to be replaced and there are a few moth nibbles but it's still an awesome hat!
I'm still building my Bakelite collection but I was really happy to finally add blue and white bracelets! If you are searching for specific colors have a look at the shop BrighterBakelite on Etsy. They were recommended to me by a friend and I think they have a nice selection and the shipping is fast.
These photos were taken at The Breakers, the Vanderbilt Mansion in Newport, RI. This place was AMAZING!!! Almost overwhelming really, but a pristine example of the wealth and extravagance of the Gilded Age. After touring the mansion I can clearly see why that period of American history was given that name.
Blouse - Made by me, Du Barry 5172
Pinafore - Made by me, McCall 5014
Hat - Facebook buy/sell page
Bakelite Bangles - Red from Stone Village Antiques, white and blue from BrighterBakelite
Shoes - Curio Vintage
Pins, Purse - Thrifted