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Author Topic: A 'tea' persona(s)  (Read 2828 times)
Susannah
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« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2014, 12:47:09 am »

Thank you. I shall bear that in mind. Just need to plan - and to a certain degree, experiment and try adding to, altering clothing. Something I have never done before.
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« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2014, 07:19:11 pm »

I second that, about the dark fabrics.  They cannot print 100% black, only 75%.  So one design that I ordered specifically because it was solid black with a gold design overprinted on it, came back as dirty grey.  It also washed badly.  But they were very good and gave me my money back.
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« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2014, 11:40:34 pm »

Just to let you know - I 'found' my tea dress look I wanted. (Well one of them at least!) Not too dis-similar to the third picture hurricane Annie posted. There is  a simple beige one - I have a longer forest/ khaki green dress. I suppose it also would be a slightly boho look, but simple enough for me, practical colour (for impractical me!), yey dreamy enough to be 'girly' but just about I think, lacy enough - well, to be steamy!

Now for the hat - and simple necklace of some sort.

Of course, this find won't stop me cultivating other looks, the colonial one I like and I still have my whacky golf-tea caddy developing. But I wanted to report a small success thanks to all your ideas helping me sift out what I liked.

So thanks!
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« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2014, 01:03:24 am »

Although I have to say now I have these dreamy dress - I can't decide what colour hat to go for. Dark green dress, probably purple boots though the dress is long so you won't see much - but what colour hat - and I have dark hair?!'
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« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2014, 04:26:42 am »

You realize that once you are done with these, actually after each one, you will have to show pics. All this anticipation. Grin
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« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2014, 09:03:40 am »

Natural straw hat, Green ribbon to match the dress purple or mixed decorative flowers to complete the hat.
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« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2014, 10:30:17 am »

Actually I did think of a straw hat yesterday night, but it takes people like you to suggest ribbons and flowers etc. It's the first go at all this. So my creativity needs a kick start. Thank you .
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« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2014, 11:44:42 am »

 By way of illustrating what  can be achieved  along this theme I'm sure Shelly won't mind me posting a pic of her rather splendid 'tea' themed outfit from Asylum 2012. As you can see, her dress has a biscuit motif pattern, the bandelier has  test tubes of tea, milk and sugar, an infuser/strainer and I believe she also had a canteen of water slung over her shoulder, too. Athough you can't see it too well, her basket has cups and suacers and a tea pot in it. Superb outfit (which, IIRC, one a prize in that year's costume competition)

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« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2014, 12:30:06 pm »

Thank you for this - out of interest what did she have on her head?
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« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2014, 12:33:44 pm »

Thank you for this - out of interest what did she have on her head?

And I didn't realise there would be a competition for costumes. .

(I too have a picnic basket - though mine contains my dog gear!! I am trying to think of what a steampunk blanket would be or a steampunk doggy blanket! I think I will just about be able to make a dog blanket once I find the right pattern)
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« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2014, 01:01:15 pm »

I don't think her head wear was especially themed just a nice little feathered fascinator but I have seen teacup and saucer fascinators at Asylum before.

As for your dog..you could  try making a sort of novelty jacket/costume for him/her. Perhaps a rocket pack? I realise as a guide dog he/she  would wear a harness which might restrict it a bit.
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« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2014, 04:21:48 pm »

Ah if it's not one - it's two! I have now found long pink lacy tea dress, similar to some of the white pictures. I am not however over keen on pink (having worn a pink uniform to school for 7 years) and I am really not a 'pink girl' so this really is an experiement. However I shall take it home and try it on and see. At least my purple boots will go. So is this now another hat I have to find??? Very funny though as I think I went from having no costumes a fortnight ago, to now having the makings of five! Worcester is full of charity shops and luckily for me, very few people go for the size 8 !
I even got some men's dress army trousers. The waist is small enough - but they might look odd in other areas - need I say more!!!
But that means I now need military hat - any excuse!!!
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« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2014, 01:07:06 am »

What  you need is a Tea Cozy hat.
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« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2014, 01:15:18 am »

What sort of tea cozy - a knitted one or a material padded one? And is this to go with one of my outfits or just as another addition to my collection ?
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« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2014, 01:48:00 am »

I had a friend who would put a padded one on his head and wear it as a cap arround the house.
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« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2014, 02:32:37 pm »

I don't think her head wear was especially themed just a nice little feathered fascinator but I have seen teacup and saucer fascinators at Asylum before.


I've seen people use these silicone teacup and saucer moulds as the basis for this kind of fascinator - because they are much lighter than a china tea cup!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=tea+cup+cupcake+mould
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« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2014, 02:45:44 pm »

I have a tea cozy. A very 'British ' one with flags, cups of tea etc. My idea is to re-shape it slightly over a pith helmet.
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« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2014, 08:56:46 pm »



Another suggestion -- are you an A-cup, a B-cup, a C-cup --- or a T-cup???
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