As we all know, here in Britain the weather isn’t totally reliable and if it isn’t raining, wait a bit and it probably will rain! However, nothing stops us going out what ever the weather and having a good summer family outing. This vignette is inspired by days out when I was little, usually dressed up in a raincoat or dungarees and always with my welly boots on!
This is such a simply pattern to make and is super easy to personalise. I have stitched one of The Make Arcade’s Mini Cross Stitch Kits onto the front pocket for this one, but you could sew on some fabric patches, do some freehand embroidery, or even add some intentional distressed parts to the fabric if you like. Dungaree buckles and Jean buttons work so well on this dress.
I had really good fun with the top stitching on the pockets!
I couldn’t resist adding the Unicorn Mini Cross Stitch to her front pocket.
The shape of the skirt is just perfect and the elastic section at the back means fitting is very easy.
I have replaced the bulky dungaree buckles with little flower buttons for a more dainty look.
Our other little one is very cozy in her Amy Butler – Little Splashes Hooded Raincoat. Fabric is the adorable Magical Summer Unicorn in Mint and Gold PVC. Keep an eye out for a top tips for sewing with PVC fabric post coming soon.
The coat is lined in brushed cotton to make it extra snuggly!
I just love the pleated pockets with the little flaps.
Hanging above in the shop we have the Great British Summer weather cloud! Rain + Sun = Rainbow!
We hope you enjoyed reading all about our ‘Great British Summer Outing’ vignette and are having a fantastic summer time… even when it is excellent weather for ducks!
What are you making to wear out and about this summer? Tag your makes with #thevillagehaberdashery. Happy Sewing!