Sunday, 12 July 2015

Pink Picnic Dress!

Update - You can now make your own version with the free pattern here! Enjoy ;) 

Summer is here, and I am really loving the long and warm days, as well as the light and breezy evenings. What better way to celebrate it than joining in with the Sundress Sew-a-long 2015, kindly hosted by Heather B?

Remember my first Picnic Dress? It has been one of my all-time favourites, which I find myself reaching for as soon as the weather turns warmer here, as well as packing for holidays. More than two years have now passed (how time truly flies), so it's time to make another! 
This time I made it with a beautiful lightweight pink floral fabric, which has been whispering to me, wanting to become a Picnic Dress from the moment we first met. Isn't it just the prettiest and the most girlie sundress? 


It was so quick to sew, and only took a couple of afternoons/evenings to finish! It was a simple self-drafted pattern, which I very much enjoyed using again. Want to make your own version? I am planning on sharing the pattern with you shortly -- initially it will be in my size, but I do hope to grade it to other sizes when I have the time and patience for it. Watch this space! 

We are so lucky to have all this beautiful countryside right on our doorstep. All this is just a 5-minute walk from our house! What's more, just last week, we spotted a few deer in the commons land by our house on our evening walks, yet it's difficult to believe that we are less than an hour from central London. Last summer we had been so busy sorting out the house, that we didn't have much time to appreciate our surroundings. Whilst that was very rewarding in its own way, we really are able to enjoy the summer and the Surrey Hills this time, and just hope that the good weather will last for a good few more months!


14 comments:

  1. Lovely sundress & countryside too! I'm thinking I could do with a new sundress as I realised this summer that the 2 I have are over 5 years old!

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    1. Thank you, and yes the countryside looks even better on a day like that :)

      Ooh maybe you could give this pattern a try! :p

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  2. Your dress looks perfect, what a great fit, and it really suits you. Hope you get chance to wear it, as it is raining again here in the north!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! Sadly the sun has been playing hide and seek with us here as well! I'm sure it'll be back though, and as soon as it's warmer I'm putting this little number on!

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  3. Love it. This fabric has also graced my wardrobe as a summer dress. Great minds and all that. ;)

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    1. Ah that's wonderful! Great minds sew alike :p

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  4. This is so, so pretty! And your surroundings are glorious! How wonderful!

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    1. Thank you! I'm really enjoying the great walks and cycling the Surrey Hills have to offer this summer :D

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  5. very pretty dress! Love the fabric!

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    1. Thank you! I had a real soft spot for this fabric, so I'm really pleased to have made it into a wearable garment so I can show it off :D

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  6. Lovely Sumer dress in a beautiful fabric!

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