Shortly before my most recent eye surgery, I shared here
that I was working on a little dress. I ran out of time, and still lacked buttonholes, buttons, hem and a few other handsewing details.
I am happy to say it is now finished!
I began this project to prove to myself that I could still do what I love. That would be to stitch, even if it meant sewing with limited vision. The project also had to incorporate some of the things that always make my heart go pitter-patter: tucks or pleats, little puffed sleeves, pretty Mother of Pearl buttons, dainty bias bindings, and fine cotton fabrics. I selected Sailor Dress 106, a Creations by Michie pattern.
I opted for View D. While I adore the other versions with their sweet collars, I thought the simplicity of bias bindings might be a better fit with my limited vision and time. I can't wait to make this pattern again, using one of those adorable collars!
The dress fabric is a lovely floral lawn , by Fabric Finders, Inc.
The sleeve and neck bindings are
Pink English Import Gingham by Spechler-Vogel.