A group of friends and I had a Miss Fisher tea party at Pardee House, a historical home in Oakland, CA. We dressed in 1920s and 1930s clothing (or later decades if one preferred), and booked a tour of the home and a delicious tea afterwards. It was a lovely experience and I highly recommend Pardee for anyone in the area.
I wore a newly made set of linen beach pajamas using the “1930s Last Resort Beach PJs” pattern from Decades of Style, paired with a true vintage 1930s rayon robe. (Thank you Sara for all the outfit photos).
My green glass necklace is also vintage. My shoes are from Royal Vintage Shoes and my hat is from eBay.
I’ve used this pattern before and really liked it. (You can see my previous set of PJs and pattern review here).
I made the garment from some peach-colored linen that I had left over from another project. The trim on the neckline, back, hem and ties are orange “rococo” trim. There is a zipper in the lower back and two large pockets in the front.
I faked having short hair with this little clippy tool. You put your hair through the flexible center, roll it up, and then secure with the clips.
I felt like Miss Fisher exploring a mystery in this photo!
The food at the Pardee tea was so good and plentiful, and beautifully presented with all sorts of floral garnishes.
Here are a few of the beautifully dressed ladies who were there with me: Natalie, Kelsey, Mena, Sara, and Jessica!
Pardee Home is quite charming; I highly recommend a visit!
Beach PJs project costs:
- 5 yards trim: $6.60 from eBay (part of a larger order including shipping)
- Pattern: $0 (used before)
- 2.5 yards linen fabric: $25.50 from fabricmart.com (part of a larger order including shipping)
- Zipper: $0 (salvaged from another item)
- Thread: ~$1 from stash
Total: ~$33.10 (cool, comfortable, chic, and cheap!)