Hot! The “It’s Time for a Tea Party” Costume


This year I did not have the time or energy to make myself an entire costume, so I decided to pull something out of the archives!  And clearly, I have blue on my mind these days – I just realized that my Alice costume is very similar in color to my Gala Gown (before some color editing!).  Which is why I have been missing so many challenges lately, by the way.

What I did have time for was making my little ‘Tino a matching outfit.  Yes, I am one of those people who dress their dog, and yes, he actually enjoys all the attention!

My first thought was the Cheshire Cat.  However, I did not have the proper supplies on hand, and no time to get to the fabric store.  So I made do with what was in the stash.  And what is Alice in Wonderland without the Mad Hatter?!

I ended up pulling out his Ricky Ricardo jacket to help finish the look.  And overall, I am very pleased with how it turned out, especially with the limited time I had.

Happy Halloween, everyone!


• The Facts

⁃ Fabric:  Remnants of quilting cotton and cotton flannel from the stash.

⁃ Pattern:  Simplicity 2740

⁃ Year:  2008

⁃ Notions:  wire (for hat brim), snaps

⁃ Time to complete:  2 days.

⁃ First worn:  October 31, 2012

⁃ Wear again?  Perhaps . . .

⁃ Total price:   Free!!



Laura Mae

Laura Mae adores sewing and knitting, mostly vintage or vintage-inspired patterns. She hopes to inspire others to create lovely and lasting garments that speak of a past era and yet remain timeless and elegant.


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  1. Aww, Tino looks lovely!! I’ve only dressed my 50lb dog up a couple of times, but she too loves the attention. Not so much the clothes themselves, but all the attention, she loves that part :)

  2. I love the little jacket! No shame in dressing up dogs- we dressed up our Sheltie and she won a couple months worth of food, worth it in my book

  3. Love it! I didn’t recognize you at all! Love that you dress your dog up-looks like a happy little Mad Hatter-

    • Wigs are so much fun – they can completely change a look.

      And he certainly was a happy little fella with all of the treats and attention he received!

  4. Oh my gosh the cuteness. I can’t stand it! You both look fantastic and I love all your props. Fab job!

  5. I have to say I got such a kick out of this one. His Ricky Ricardo jacket – too awesome for words!! Great job on both outfits, you two are definitely quite the pair. :) The color editing and the props really make these photos pop. Great job! I hope ‘Tino got his share of treats.

  6. You are real Alice! Nice dress and photo session!%)

  7. You make the best Alice! Your little dog looks so cute as the Mad Hatter. Nice photoshoot . Love the scattered tea cups.

  8. So so cute, you look brilliant Laura Mae.

  9. Oh the cuteness!! Great job with both costumes, and I love the photo filter effects.

  10. This is just too redonk. Awesome job!

  11. So pretty! I love the little detials in the apron and the mad hatter is adorable!