Friday, May 24, 2013

Red Gingham Picnic Cloths

It was a number of weeks ago now that my friends and I struck out into the Toowong Botanical Gardens to have a late-morning picnic.


We had traditional red and white gingham picnic blankets, delicious fruit platters, dandelion tea, macarons and the obligatory sandwiches (egg and lettuce - my favourite!)

The weather was kind to us, only a little warm.  The mosquitoes were not so kind to us.

Sassy D wore a very trendy and picnic-wise outfit.  She matched a pair of high waisted repro jeans (with a cute martini applique stitched on the back pocket) with a brown and white gingham bolero from Atomic Martini Vintage, white canvas tennis shoes and a cute headscarf.

I am sure she will kill me for using this picture of her adoring her first morning coffee....

Her sister, Classy K wore a 1940s style dress she had made herself from a Vogue Vintage pattern (V2787) with a sensible vintage wide-brimmed vintage hat and nice shoes.

1940s, 40s, vintage sewing,

PoisonedKitty wore a 1940s dress she had made herself out of the perfect picnic dress fabric!  It had green apples and little bees all over it.  Love- love!  She matched this with a vintage hat in a lush shade of green, matching the apples on the dress fabric.  Her leather sandles made this a relaxed outfit and tied into the colour of the leaves on the fabric. Her lovely Mama D was also at the picnic in a dress PoisonedKitty had made.

My outfit was comfortable but I could have been a little more sun-smart with my hat!

Dress:  Late 1950s deadstock pink & purple gingham sheath dress (Bess Georgette Etsy Store)
Hat: 50s furry bonnet-style cap (The Vintage Advantage)
Shoes:  Wittner pink ballet flats
Cardigan: SES cardigan in pink.
Accessories: Pearl earrings and 50s expandable bracelet in pink

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