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2021
Five looks to wear at your next picnic

After months indoors, we can’t wait to put on our glad rags and head outside. First on our list of social engagements has to be the classic picnic - after all, there is no better way to soak up the sun, catch up with friends, and enjoy a spot of fresh air. If, like us, you want to make the most of an opportunity to get dressed up, you may have your sights set on the perfect ensemble for alfresco dining. Luckily, pulling together an outfit has never been easier thanks to our list of five looks to wear at your next picnic…

Charlie Jacket

Five looks to wear at your next picnic

This mustard yellow number by Amanda Walker is the perfect hue for summer. Guaranteed to add a chic pop of colour to any outfit, the Charlie Jacket is the ultimate throw-on-and-go garment. Made in suede, this six-step pattern is suited to sewers looking to add to their stitchy skillset by inserting sleeves, clipping curves, understitching and working with hemming web.

Eloise Skirt

Five looks to wear at your next picnic

Playful and bold, the Eloise Skirt is a gorgeous mix of classic meets modern. Not only is it a simple make in only four steps, but this garment will see you from day to night. Pop on a plain tee and sandals for a day out in the sun or a blouse and a pair of heels for an alfresco meal.

Kathryn Blouse

Five looks to wear at your next picnic

If there's one fabric synonymous with picnics, it's got to be gingham! Featuring a flattering tie belt that will cinch you in at the waist and statement armholes that promise to keep you cool, this offering from Posner & Posner won't just be a joy to wear, it will be a masterclass in stitching buttonholes, working with bias strips and creating hems.

Charlotte Playsuit

Five looks to wear at your next picnic

This white-hot playsuit by Posner & Posner is perfect for a picnic in the park! Complete with a belted waist and structured collar, it's a wearable vintage look that is sure to make an entrance. Plus, the comfy stretch fabric guarantees ultimate movability for frolicking in wildflower fields. Don't forget that denim can shrink, so always wash it first before cutting and sewing.

Suzy Skirt

Five looks to wear at your next picnic

Here at Sew HQ, we think that a denim skirt is a summer staple. Denim is just one of those fabrics that just gets better with time, and the same goes for this garment by Posner and Posner. Complete with buttons and in-seam pockets, it's the perfect skirt for casual get-togethers in the countryside. Pair with a simple tee for a more laid-back look, or a blouse for a touch of glamour.

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