The Procrastinator’s Picnic Outfit
Fabric: Gingham cotton (bought new! call the press), vintage printed cotton from inherited stash. Cheap interfacing for the waistband (I save the good stuff for more worthy recipients).
Notions: – 2x hook and bars, 6mm elastic. All from stash.
Top Pattern: Simplicity 9827 Year: 1972
Shorts Pattern: (adapted from pants) Butterick 3694 Year: 1986
Time to complete: 8hours
First worn: For photos
Wear again?: The top yes.. the shorts… hmmm. They’re a bit crazy, but a good toile. I’ll make them again in another fabric.
Cost: Top – $8, shorts $0
Procrastination leads to strange outfits my friends. I was originally supposed to use this gingham for the childhood challenge.. with this photo as my inspiration.
oops.. missed that one.
Then I thought I could still use it for the family challenge using these photos of me and mum in our school uniforms (we went to the same school and even had the same 4th grade teacher. cute huh – and see mum… your uniforms were wayyyyyy shorter than you made mine.) ..
oops missed it again. So basically my only hope of making it for this week was to match it to another print, and I really felt like making something ‘not a skirt’… and so these shorts were born. Actually.. in the interest of full disclosure.. they started out as cropped pants. YIKES! what the heck was I thinking.. not so much cute picnic attire as Casey the Clown joins the circus. Which of course is exactly what I look like in the top photo anyway. Ouch! ( x 4.. that’s how many times it bit me) Tomorrow… those ants will pay!
The blouse is a typical peasant blouse with elastic around the neck and arms. (the pattern has a front split and drawcord… but I couldn’t be bothered with it at the time)