The berry-picking dress.
Hope you all had a great weekend... I did, and I really enjoyed spending my Saturday afternoon picking raspberries at a local u-pick farm!
I never did this as a kid, but I've been a few times as an adult and I loooove it! I don't mind doing the grunt work for my own food; in fact, I really like picking out my own berries to eat or freeze for later (and snacking as I go, which is encouraged!). I filled a 2-quart freezer container full of organic, no-spray raspberries and paid $4.73 for the whole thing. What a deal.
It was in the upper 80's the day we went picking, full sunshine, but luckily I had the perfect dress... one I made a while ago (pre-blog) for those super hot days when you don't want to wear much at all. I wanted something bright and fruity-looking, berry-colored or farm-appropriate or just very summery. I had this sheer cotton plaid that was left over from something my mom made (I think it was from Fabric Depot in Portland or Fashion Fabrics Club online, so nice quality), and I only had enough to make a simple halter style, so I lined it with plain cotton and added a 4" wide band of elastic under the bodice that I gathered the fabric onto so it looks like a midriff panel. I added small bust pads in between the bodice fashion fabric and lining so I don't have to wear a bra with it! ;)
Here are some pictures of our awesome trip and the perfect berry-picking dress!
After berry-picking we drove around the countryside north of Portland's western suburbs, because the Oregon Lavender Festival was going on this last weekend, also! We stopped by one of the participating farms and enjoyed the lavender goodies there, too.
So I wanted to share with you my fun summery weekend activity, and the perfect dress for it. Oh, on the dress, by the way, I used the top front and modified back from New Look 6557 and made up the skirt and midriff elastic addition.
Did you get to spend some time outside this weekend? Any great summery plans?