Friday, 11 January 2013

a gingham flouncy dress and a giveaway for my melbourne friends

bw gingham picnic dress vintage b You know how I said in my post about my blue ruffled dress how much I was enjoying the flouncy-ness? Well, I decided to try more dresses along those lines. I fell for this black and white gingham dress and new I had to at least see how I felt in it. And... it feels very good indeed.

I love the longer fitted sleeves with the ruffley frills at the elbow, and the super-full skirt, more than a circle skirt, is flouncing heaven. It is the perfect picnic dress, albeit for the cooler summer days we all hope for here in Melbourne – and when I say cool, I mean somewhere around the 25-30C range. We are sweltering through high 30Cs today so it is all relative! I love different sized gingham together and I can just see the skirt fanned out on my red and white table cloth, which would be on top of my soft picnic blanket, of course.

I might just wear it, too, to the Tailoring Tomorrow event next Thursday 17th, presented by Peppermint Magazine and Billy Blue College of Design. As you know, I am very interested in sustainable fashion and as much as I love being a part of it as someone who wears vintage clothing, I am interested in the future of it, too. This looks to be a fun night, and I'm looking forward to it!   bw gingham picnic dress vintage c bw gingham picnic dress vintage a And, I have good news: I have a double pass to give away to one of you! To be in the running, please just tell me: what would your ideal picnic outfit be? It can be as light hearted as you like – and you know that's how I like it! The double pass will be emailed to the winner. I will pick my favourite answer on Monday 14th, so get in quick! It would be lovely to see you there.bw gingham picnic dress vintage d

10 comments:

AhkaVintage said...

I love it! The sleeves are very cute. I'm a huge fan of sustainable fashion too - in only we were in Melbourne!
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Kailey said...

So cute oh my goodness! Once again I'm sad I'm based in the United States.

An Scenic World said...

A comically enormous straw hat, paired with... well, it shouldn't matter if the hat is as big as I imagine it ought to be.

Hannah Margaret Allen said...

Lovely frock. Pinned it already! Ooopsss. x

Selina said...

I love this milkmaidy dress!

Elke said...

I'm belgian, but I'll leave a comment :-) Last week I went on a picnic with my 3 and 5 year old. They were dressed in rainclothes and winter coats. So ugly that they were cute :-) And I was wearing my oldest black coat, a pair of orange trousers, a blue cardigan, paired with a purple-gray belt. Brown boots ( not water resistent) and a gray 'newsboy' ovesised cap. The childeren had to avoid puddles 'deeper then their rainboots' and kept dry. The picnic place was covered with a roof, but the playground wasn't :-)

Paulina said...

great blog;)

Esz said...

For me it'd have to be a 40's sundress with novelty buttons up the back and pale green and white stripes. Add some 40's tooled leather wedges in tan (like those Remix ones), a woven raffia handbag and a straw hat with cherries on it. Red nails, red lipstick, red hair. :-D

(thinking I need to make this outfit now - shame it wouldn't be ready for our vintage picnic!)

Miss Emmi said...

I do like to laze around in the sunshine, so I'd wear one of my giant full circle skirts - something that I can lie on my back and put my knees up in without exposing anything. I'd need a big floppy straw hat to put over my face and have a nap with! All of my most recent picnics have been at the beach, so I'd have my bikini on underneath that so I can go for a swim!

Meg Eileen Carroll said...

Oh no! This is actually a giveaway I would love to enter, being just near Melbourne and an avid reader of peppermint. However I have some work experience this week which means I won't be free that night. Anyway, my ideal picnic outfit (though I won't be entering the comp), I would probably say some pastel-coloured pedal pushers (to go with the bike I would ride to the picnic), a simple white crop top, cat eye sunnies and a floral crown, and some white sand shoes.

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