Re: CW ball (with wow dresses!) in Mich 2/25
- From: Kate Dicey <kate@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 12:24:38 +0000
Joy Hardie wrote:
o.k. I guess my interest is reallypeaked now. Maybe I will dust off a pattern a make a gown for myself and we should come. If the men don't have outfits....what's your best suggestion for me dressing them so they don't look too out of place? Is there a website for this event?
Hire white tie and tails - and boiled shirts! Those ones with the stiff fronts held shut by little gold studs.
NOT Mos Bros Morning dress a la weddings, but proper black tail coats and matching trousers, such as you see ballroom dancers wearing.
White gloves for the men.
As for uniform: mess kit, not daytime uniform. With medals. And swords! But check that these are still part of the dress code.
(NCO's mess kit.)
What my dad wore: http://www.messdress.com/ishop/820/shopscr452.html Other officer's mess kit: http://www.messdress.com/ishop/820/shopscr607.html
And.... if you have cable or other....have you seen the show "Handmade Music"? They show craftsmen giving directions for making dulcimers and lot's of other instruments. Joy
On 14 Jan 2006 18:52:45 -0800, "Veloise" <krdunnam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Joy Hardie wrote:
I might think it looks super fun just to go....but I did take Paige to one dance last Feb. and she ended up taking the hoop off. She was the ONLY one there with a hoop and the place was VERY small with too many people and it was all quite akward.
There will be at least 100 people present, about 55 of them female. And I can guarantee that **every last one of the women** will be wearing a hoop. Including yrs truly and the dulcimer player.
When we did this dance a couple of years ago, a guy brought his GF who wasn't into it (yet). She was wearing some sort of lowcut mermaid sheath sparkly confection, and the rest were all 19thC in wool and chintz, silk, lace, layers and tiers. (Oops, one fellow wore his real Army uniform (modern). Was it on here someone posted "wear your uniform; it's not your fault"?) Anyway *she* looked out of place. Did I mention the foofy little silver high heels she wore--and she knew what sort of dancing she'd be doing?!?
This hall is a lot bigger than the showbox we've tried to deal with in the past. There is room for hoops. Music's great, dance instructions are clear and fun (ahem), food is good. No one will bash your costuming but there will be much discussion. "I see you have new gloves." Once time on a CW newsgroup there was pre-ball chatter about how someone was going for his weekly bath in honor of the event, and sure enough, someone else noticed the writer, walked up, and sniffed him. (It was funny. Maybe ya had to be there.)
HTH --Karen D.
Oh! There are unattached gents, everyone will have on party manners, and your *supposed* to mingle and ask someone new to dance. No wallflowers.
-- Kate XXXXXX R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons http://www.katedicey.co.uk Click on Kate's Pages and explore! .
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