I thought I would sew the Playdate Dress that I've been putting off for way too long. A friend reminded me that sewing with white would either require a lining or a slip - I opted for a lining. Using white Kona I basted all the pieces prior to construction.
I must say, the yoke collar area should be cut with precision and effort & time focused on its construction... it took me over an hour to just baste the bias and pin the bibbed-yoke in position (I had a bazillion pins around that yoke!) - then I could stitch the yoke in place. But, you know me - I love details! (Tip: I pinned starting from the center front working towards center back and instead of working around I came back to center front and pinned towards the center back going the other direction) I think it was well worth it because I am quite pleased with the end result. So sweet, feminine, and unique! The only thing I might alter a little bit for next time is to use narrower bias for the yoke - it tends to flip up at the center front.
Little yellow shank buttons are vintage (of course!)
What I did not plan for, however, was that the dress would end up looking more like a hospital gown because of the fabric I chose. It totally bugged me to look at it. Here was this cute dress design, wonderful yoke, lovely stitching and yet the total look was just "off".
I took a break and drove out to Grandmom's for Rhubarb Pie. On the way out there I thought the 'dress' could be remedied into a nightshirt with capri jammie pants.
I now think it is the cutest little pyjama outfit - now to just serve up some peas and carrots before bed time and ponder more fabrics so I can actually make the DRESS! (or a blouse! Can't you imagine forgoing the pockets and making this into a little top? SO CUTE!)