Donkeys and the Wonky Dress
When not working in the summer, I tend to live in knit tank dresses. They are both suitable for popping to the mall and beach alike or in this case a farm stay camping trip and donkey patting. My favourite tee dress is one that started life as a maxi dress and due to constant wear was starting to look a little washed out.
With the leftovers from this dress, I decided to replace it. The fabric is a lovely heavy weight cotton lycra with a black and white wonky stripe. I had just enough fabric to cut out M'Calls 6559 in a shortened knee length version with a racer back. I did have to cut the back in two pieces due to fabric constraints. I also cut the neckline higher than the original pattern because it is very low.
It came as a complete surprise to my 11 year old son while visiting the farm camp, that wallabies live in New Zealand. I am not referring to our human friends here but the marsupial variety. They were introduced in the 1860's and have been minding their own business in the wild here ever since. This isn't perhaps the best photo of Jake the wallaby and his mate, or me actually, but although quite curious they did scare easily so I was reluctant to get too close. This all has absolutely nothing to do with my dress, but this morning at the farmyard, young "J" was my photographer and he was quite keen to take a photo of me with some animals. I drew the line at holding baby rabbits and guinea pigs in the petting zoo and this was my compromise. The donkey was named by my son this weekend, the "Wonky Donkey" after the popular kids song.
Back to the dress....I really like the cut of this dress. It is figure skimming without being fitting and quick to run up and doesn't take much fabric so therefore perfect for remnants. So that is another remnant that has been liberated from my fabric cupboard. Right now, on to the next one!