I’ve always wanted a sky blue Miramar, but couldn’t find the right fabric last year. At the end of spring I finally found some fabulous pique knit in the perfect sky blue, and whipped up a Miramar that very night.
I love the pique knit: it’s polo shirt fabric, so, combined with the colour, the Miramar feels very preppy. I feel like I ought to be wearing it with a grosgrain belt and driving mocs (sans socks, natch).
Since I don’t have either of those (I guess I have lots of grosgrain, and belt findings, so could have made one!) I paired it with my clamdigging shorts (suitably preppy name, and eminently practical for the occasion), my favourite sunnies, and bare feet.
I did actually wear shoes for most of the outfit’s outing. I was wearing this for a walk through the Karori Cemetary with the Wellington Sewing bloggers, visiting the graves of the Penguin victims (no, NZ doesn’t have killer penguins. A ferry named the Penguin went down near Wellington on 12 Feb 1909, and 75 of the 105 people on-board, including all of the children, and all but one woman, perished).
After the walk we had an impromptu picnic with supplies from the local Four Square, and Nina helped me get photos of my outfit.
Not the most exciting sew, but fun and easy, and great for a walk and a picnic with friends!