Peasant into Princess
This afternoon, following a culinary disaster involving Amish Friendship Bread, the less said about which the better, I decided to brave the buttonholes. I made a couple more samples and then plunged in. I needed a total of six, small and close together. Don't look too closely. But they are done and the ribbon is laced through them. The next time I make this pattern, I believe I'll make the front bodice a solid piece and skip the lace-up; there is enough else going on with the dress that I don't think it is essential.
It wasn't difficult at all to do. The next time I make one, I'll use fabrics with more contrast.
In the works now is a peach dot long-sleeve version of the Peasant Blouse for the Princess to wear under the Fairy Tale dress until the weather is warm enough for a sundress.
I'm remembering some of the little dresses I made for Caroline's mom when she was four. And wishing I still had a couple of those patterns. I imagine that before too long I'll be headed to Joanne's to look at what Simplicity and McCalls are offering now for little girls. It is so much fun to sew for them!