The Picnic Frock
Added May 28, 2010
Honestly, I was so pleased with this photo shoot. Everything was just right (which rarely happens for me). The weather was GORGEOUS! Dry and in the 90s. Could have been a little cooler but I much prefer it to be too warm than too cold. It was the first summer day of the spring. Just perfect for a picnic frock!
This is one of the more complicated garments I’ve done. The slip underneath is part of the dress. It’s made from a soft sheeny nylon material. The overdress material was really the icing on the cake! It is a parchment paper-like see-through material with sea green and blue vertical stripes.
The cut of the skirt is an a-line and was made with a full body. The skirt of the slip has a little less body so that the overdress material can be more visible. The top of the dress has a mission collar and ten pintucks falling down the front. Four butter colored buttons line the bottom. The sleeves are slit down the middle and cinched with a thin cuff. To tie the dress together (literally) I added a gold colored grosgrain ribbon around the waist.
The scene we found was near perfect. I say near because of the thousands of gnats and mosquitos that bit our legs and flew in our eyes the entire time. For the background, though, it was well worth it!
Thanks to the weather we were finally able to use my new litedisc! And boy-yoi-yoi-yoing was it AMAZING! I can see why professionals use it. Brian made me laugh when he said it looked like I had an open case of gold bouillon under my face. It took the BEST pictures. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to take better photos.