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!
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.