Today’s dress is another simplicity 5232, in a liberty print that I don’t know the name of. I don’t know why I don’t make this a lot more often …
Oh wait, maybe I do … it’s a pretty labor-intensive dress.
Yellow buttons again. I really like yellow buttons.
Towards the end I realized that the buttonholes were going to need a lot more reinforcement than the liberty Tana lawn was capable of, so I quick-and-dirty basted some silk organza down the front facing:
This dress is five years old, and the bias tape I used to finish the collar was probably about fifty years old, going by the original packaging. So it’s showing its age a bit:
I topstitched the collar, for pretty much no reason:
The funniest thing about this dress: I’m pretty sure I put in that back bodice piece upside down. I just alleviated it until it worked. Oh well!
I don’t have a full-length back picture of this one, for some reason.
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