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The Picnic Frock

Added May 28, 2010

by grosgrain

Harrisburg, Penn...






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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.




Garment Type
Beach, Bridal, Casual, Classic, Romantic

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    Jun 5, 2010, 07.13 PMby hummingbirdgirl

    Beautiful, just beautiful!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 07.02 PMby macoskrm

    Those pictures look right out of the pages of an anthropologie catalog. Gorgeous! Did you have problems hemming the sheer material?

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    May 31, 2010, 07.03 PMby assets

    I just love it!!

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    May 30, 2010, 04.23 AMby benew

    Those pin-tucks! Those sleeves! That fabric!

    Good, Lord, what a great garment. You couldn’t have made or captured it better. And because they haven’t been mentioned: the yellow buttons are just perfect.

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    May 29, 2010, 03.26 PMby frankiesoup

    So pretty! And a great photo shoot!

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    May 29, 2010, 10.52 AMby sigalit

    OMG! it’s so beautiful!

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    May 28, 2010, 09.00 PMby marloncosta

    Really beautiful! The under dress is gorgeous too! Super well made! Super romantic! Super feminine! Super Stunning!

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    May 28, 2010, 07.01 PMby gray

    Really gorgeous. I don’t feel normal mortals like myself could make this!

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    May 28, 2010, 06.40 PMby elisana

    truly beautiful. i love everything about this dress

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    May 28, 2010, 06.03 PMby flowergirl22

    nice,, great colour

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    May 28, 2010, 05.48 PMby smallone

    very beautiful and individual creation…love the 2 dresses in 1 …love the fact that the over fabric is sheet…the consistent color makes it so elegant.

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    May 28, 2010, 05.38 PMby ginasophia

    So so pretty

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    May 28, 2010, 04.02 PMby sunintheclouds

    O M G !!! Perfection !

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    May 28, 2010, 02.42 PMby badyan

    This is so pretty! Very feminine! Great photos and a beautiful model!

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    May 28, 2010, 02.34 PMby sunnilj9

    It’s just gorgeous! I simply love the transparent fabric, its beautiful and ethereal. Lovely design!

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    May 28, 2010, 02.05 PMby scheryka

    Everything about the dress and shoot is on point.

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    May 28, 2010, 01.20 PMby learning-to-fly

    I love this so much! Everything you make is awesome!

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    May 28, 2010, 12.48 PMby ink

    I would love to be able to too…! Really lovely and great photos. Love the yellow buttons.

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    May 28, 2010, 12.46 PMby Sacha Silver

    this is STUNNING amazing photos too!!! :) would love to be able to make something as good as this! xx

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