The “Queen Mary Secret Garden” Dress
Fabric: Cyan Linen
Pattern: Vogue V8679
Notions: Thread & Shoulder Snaps
Time to Complete: 4 Hours
First worn: Bronx Botanical Garden
Wear again? Yes, Often
Total Price: $10 for Fabric, Notions from stash
I have fallen in love with this pattern. The linen was a dream to work with and sewed up rather quick with few pieces to the pattern. The drape and hemline are becoming a favorite of mine, the dress style of comfort but modern.
I never heard about the Diamond Jubilee prior to the SewWeekly Challenge. So I did some research and was inspired by the colors and picture of the Queen in the Garden.
I then read the article and hence, the reason I named the dress…Seeing the somewhat austere frontage of Buckingham Palace, relieved only by the bright colours of the guardsmen’s ceremonial uniforms, you would be forgiven for thinking the rest of the grounds are equally barren. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth! Because, hidden behind Buckingham Palace is the Queen of England’s secret garden – the largest private garden in London.
This dress was perfect for a stroll through the Bronx Botanical “Monet’s Garden” Exhibit. The flowers were breathtaking. I think I caught the feeling of the inspiration photo but some day I think I would like to visit the Queen’s Garden in person.