Perfect Picnic Outfit – Sewing Serendipity by Sewlosophy Patterns

The Perfect Picnic Outfit happened when I was fortunate enough to test the Serendipity Blouse and Trousers & Capris Pattern from the newly launched Sewlosophy Pattern Co. (use SEW10 for discount until June 2nd)

After putting together a couple of blouses and trousers for the testing effort, I ventured on to the capris and then a no-sleeve version of the blouse… and created the outfit perfect for the first spring picnic on Mercer Island.

Since it was still cool in Seattle, the tall socks were necessary…

I love the opportunity to add embellishments and my own details to the Serendipity patterns. Oh, so many options and ideas to enhance the classic patterns…

The creator behind Sewlosophy Pattern Co. is the fabulous Destri! She is a beautiful, creative mama who has such a sweet nature in addition to her brilliant fashion style. Her first pattern collection is the Serendipity Collection complete with a blouse, trousers & capris, swing coat, and a beret. She offers the collection at a bundle price and individual prices. And you have to check out her catalog photographs… the models and her creations are GORGEOUS!

If the patterns were not fabulous enough, Destri offers instruction videos with each pattern!!! The pattern instructions are clear and helpful and plenty to create beautiful outfits – but then you have the videos to make the creation of outfits even easier! In addition to how to better create from her patterns, I learned several tips and tricks from her video. And you get to meet Destri, virtually in person, for an extra dose of inspiration from her infectious passion to help you make clothes for your girls.

So thankful Destri jumped into pattern designing… I know her collections will be some of my faves!

I found the stripe fabric at Joann’s in the remnant bin – I am a sucker for remnants! It is a heavier cotton, just a bit lighter than a canvas. The bodice is lined with bright yellow gingham from the stash and the sleeves are finished with orange bias tape matching the piece of orange braid on the front.

The gathers are pulled to the center of the front and back bodices rather than spread out across.

And the one orange star button on the left shoulder looks like a starfish to match the embroidered sea life in the capris fabric. 

For the capris, the embroidered fabric is a dark denim picked up at Hancock’s a few years ago. LOVE this fabric with all the sea creatures – isn’t the octopus so cute…

There has to be a bucket hat for a picnic… this is my go-to, reversible, self-drafted bucket hat pattern.

I was so happy to find these fabrics in my stash… I think it all came together ‘perfect’ for a Perfect Picnic Outfit!

To celebrate the launch of her Serendipity Collection, Destri is offering a 10% discount until June 2nd on her Sewlosophy Pattern site using “SEW10”.


  1. They look fantastic 🙂 I'm so jealous that you guys are coming into summer – we're descending into winter and it's particularly gloomy here today.


  2. Stacey, you're making me blush! Thank you so much – and you are right, it's the perfect combo of color and with the denim it all pops. Can't wait to work with you again, you are a gem and your sewing is flawless!


  3. I am also a sucker for remnants! My fabric stash is almost 100% made with good quality fabric and good prints found at the remnant bins from my local fabric store. 🙂


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