When May arrives, it’s time to get out and show off those clothes some and what better occasion is there than a picnic? Here are a few pictures that were taken at a picnic at Rancho Los Camulos in California. Enjoy!
As can be seen from the above, dark lavender is the order of the day and it shows up beautifully in a sun-light rose garden- the colors are quite complimentary. There is something to be said about springtime in California. 🙂
As for the dress itself, here are a few details from Karin:
The dress itself is based off an original dress c. 1879 – 1880 and is constructed of all printed cotton lawn, over dyed to match some taffeta I already had for the knife pleating at the hem. The embroidered part, I threw in the dye bath.* All the layers of the skirt are sewn together at the waist, each shirred panel is flat lined on cotton in a deeper shade of violet, so it would show through the sheer fashion fabric.
And there it is- from original to here at Lily Absinthe!
Below are a few more pictures from the picnic. It was a pretty low-key affair.
Overall, it was a beautiful day and it gave us an opportunity to get out of the studio and enjoy some spring air.
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