Wednesday 24 May 2017

Sunday (or Wednesday) Picnic Dress!! Entry #2 for #DRESSEDINSEWPONY

After my ultra bright Miss Polly entry into the "Dressed in SewPony" sewing competition, I wanted to try something different, a little more sedate with one of Suz's other patterns. 

So here is my Sunday Picnic dress!

I'll just set the scene here for you, before you scroll (so it all makes better sense!) On this brisk Wednesday morning I decided to visit a local sculpture gallery.

Here is one of my favourites! "The Rolling pin"

All I could think of was giant animated play-dough! 

Poor little play-dough men!! Hehehe.......Miss A also thought this was a very amusing sculpture!! 

If you are ever in Perth Western Australia (or live here), do take time to visit the Gomboc Gallery, I can't show you all that much since this is in fact a blog about the Sunday Picnic Dress!
The Sunday Picnic dress isn't one of the newest SewPony patterns, however it is still charming and a fabulous sew.

The Sunday Picnic dress has four sleeve options, sleeveless (like mine), short, 3/4 and long.

You can choose to add piping to the bodice and pockets - or leave it off! (But I adore piping, so I'll add it whenever I can!)

The buttons are purely for decorative purposes only, so don't panic if your allergic to buttonholes!

I added five small buttons, although the pattern asks for 3 - 4 large ones. Creative license is what I find most appealing about sewing for my sometimes I take the dangerous driving course with that license in hand!

Closure is via invisible zip at the back of the dress. Invisible zips really aren't that scary! I promise! In fact I MUCH prefer them to regular dress zip insertion, plus the finish inside and out is so much neater!

Faux fur cat bonnet to warm her! Evergreen bonnet pattern by Twig & Tale
Giant squashed soft drink can sculpture!

Inside said soft drink can sculpture was a small living space!!

The Sunday Picnic dress pattern includes sizes 12 months to 10 years (approximately.)

I would recommend this pattern for intermediate sewers. Knowledge of invisible zip insertion helpful, along with general sewing knowledge and familiarity with sewing patterns of intermediate level.

Mirror-like abstract sculpture
Miss A and I had a great time "working out" this sculpture!  
I choose to sew my version of the Sunday Picnic dress from soft cotton drill - found at my local Spotlight store! Irresistible in cat print, another perfect choice for my little cat lady!

Zip finishes at the skirt line

Paired with the Muttonchop blouse by Duchess & Hare, the sleeveless Sunday Picnic is perfect for our looming winter! 

My very own little feline wild thing!

The Sunday Picnic dress also has an optional square collar. One would need to omit the neckline piping if the collar is used.
I love the simple A-line shape to this dress and its useful pockets! All the best dresses have pockets!

If you would like to enter in the #DRESSEDINSEWPONY sewing contest, there is still time! Entries must be in by the 2nd of June 2017. This competition is open to Australian and International contestants! With a huge prizes to win, pull out your machine & get sewing!! Use coupon code DRESSEDINSEWPONY to get 10% off all SewPony patterns until competition close.

Good luck & happy sewing!
~ Zoe ~

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