Picnic By The Motorway

Last week when things finally started to slow down in the sense that I’ve decided to let old stock in the shop run down before releasing anything new in January, so that gives me some time to tidy up and spend a little time of personal projects now. The WIP pile is currently sitting in a box on my work table, I’m not sure I’m going to get all finished before the end of the year but I’m going to try, I’ve already started on next year’s make list and it’s pretty long already!

In the tidy up I found some finished summer items I had forgotten to post about like this pink chequered dress and black and white rose print dress.

Picnic By The Motorway Dress

I actually got to wear this at VLV, I just forgot to take any pictures. The Christmas tree has currently taken over my photo spot and I’m just too lazy at the moment to doll up and take pictures but here is the dress.

It’s a simplicity pattern that is my go to pattern when I need to make a quick and easy sun dress for summer, I’ve decided to retire making this version as I have quite a few but I might use it to make mods to other patterns.

The cotton is a medium weight and it’s quite soft despite not being brushed and very comfy to wear,  and will get a lot more wear in the spring and summer.

Material –  Gypsy Girl by Lily Ashbury for Moda (pattern 11468)
Style -Modern Retro
Size -Bust 40
Post Title -Picnic By The Motorway by Suede


Where The Wild Roses Grow Dress

This is technically a vintage pledge pattern and I’ve used this pattern so many times before that I’m not sure why I decided to make the bust a inch too small! So it never made it to VLV19 with me! It’s now been stored with all my other summer dresses in the hope that it will fit next summer.

I’m adding a few more monochrome bits to my wardrobe for those lazy days where I can’t be bothered to match my wardrobe to my hair (whatever colour it maybe at that point, it’s currently green and yellow!)

There’s not really much more I can say about this dress except I really like this pattern. I already have a few versions of this in my wardrobe, so I guess it’s time to move onto the pile of new patterns I’ve been hoarding!

Material – Cotton
Style -Retro
Size – Bust 39
Post Title – Where the wild roses grow by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds