Well, today was gig day number one and it went rather well despite having no rehearsals! The only problem was that I couldn't make out what the weather would be like. I'd heard forecasts of rain, so I played safe and went for a sleeved floral 30s tea dress, which worked, but every time the sun popped through the overcast cloud I wished I'd thrown caution to the wind and worn this...
It's in the most amazing condition. a lovely heavy printed taffeta, with buttons down the back and blue velvet trim, the bottom trim is weighted so the skirt doesn't blow about! I've had it since Christmas and have been desperate to give it an outing. Somehow wearing a big, glam, floral frock in a big, luscious garden seemed appropriate. I have a pair of enamel butterfly earrings to go with it too, that way, I can jump into the herbaceous border and camouflage to my surroundings!
... I think I may be daring tomorrow and wear it anyway. Please keep your fingers crossed for good weather!