My days are currently filled with boxes, packing and very little stitching.
My mind is filled with ideas for Spring and Summer sewing. I just hope I can remember them when I finally have time to sit in front of the machine!
In the meantime, I decided to share a little dress made a few years ago.
It is just as sweet today, as it was then.
The floral fabric from Fabric Finders is no longer available. The Swiss Edging from Capitol Imports is still available, along with the pattern Baby Square Yokes by Chery Williams.
Making a yoke overlay is a wonderful way to use small pieces of exquisite edgings.
A lovely handkerchief, perhaps passed down through the family, could also be used.
Embroidered fingertip towels, napkins or other vintage linens would also make sweet overlays.
To prevent the floral fabric from shadowing through, I selected a solid white fabric for the dress yoke.
I bound the neck and sleeves, and piped the yoke/skirt seam with blue and white gingham.
Once again, I used gingham for the continuous placket on the skirt.
Just another little special touch on a very special little dress!
Back to packing and thinking of all the things I would rather be stitching!