Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Simplicity 1353

or as I've been calling it, the Picnic Dress.

This is one of the few times I've successfully sewn with a modern day sewing pattern. It was really easy to put together and there were no questionable diagrams.

I highly recommend it for beginners!

You can buy it here.

I really liked the flattering circle skirt has pockets! I liked that they don't awkwardly poof like in other patterns I've used in the past. The location isn't too high or too low.

I made the dress out of a vintage green and creme gingham. Thus, the "Picnic Dress (:

If I could go back and change something, I'd make it with a little less circle skirt and more of an A-line. I'd also shorten the straps by maybe 1/2".

Okay, I'm sure you want to see what the dress looks like!

I wore this dress with my thrifted Vivienne Westwood shoes!! They originally retail about $250 and I got them for $6!

It was a comfortable wear for a fun snow cone date in Dallas.  Not to mention I only spent around $10 on my whole outfit. 



  1. I love it! How was it on the bust?

    1. It's surprisingly fine! In the pictures I am wearing a strapless bra, which I think explains the more than usual cleavage shown. If I wear a regular bra, it doesn't look like this. I think what I will do next time is wear the strapless bra with clear straps so I can have a bit more support.

  2. Adorable dress! Love that you made it! I love Leanne, so I will definitely be checking out this pattern <3