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Gatsby Summer Afternoon

Last Sunday was the annual Gatsby Picnic, put on by the Art Deco Society of California. For some reason I always find this event exhausting (all the hauling of crap), but also way too much fun. I went with my husband Michael (who took all the pictures, hence why there’s no photographic proof of his existence), plus Trystan and Thomas, Michael and Sarah, Katie, Jen, Bridget, and Diana. We spread out with other GBACG folks near the mansion (a little too far from the music – closer next year!) and had a lovely picnic, lots of drinks and conversation, some dancing, and lots of looking at vintage cars. We even got pics in two different cars, and I got to sit in a rumble seat! Squee! REALLY hard to get in and out of, though. But still! A rumble seat!

Of course, I was cranky that for yet a THIRD year I was wearing the same old thing, so I am now all fired up to make something for next year. I may even make it soon, just so I am ready to go, as summer always gets so busy. I even have the pattern and the accent fabric (just need to find main dress fabric); I’d also like to make a real vintage-style slip and bra.

Michael took lots of gorgeous photos — not only can you see how fabulous we all are, but you also get to enjoy the moment early on when Sarah and I realized that we’d had too many drinks too soon (we eased off after that!). The car photos turned out great, especially this one where it looks like we’re actually driving. And I really like the dancing photos, where we’re doing our totally not period swing moves (someday I must learn to foxtrot!). Yay! Afterwards I slept for literally about 10 hours…

EDITED TO ADD: Right, linking to the pictures = a good thing.

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