Sewn with Love
This is a great “everyday” dress, as it can be worn over jeansor leggings to make it more practical. It looks as pretty wornwith cute clogs or soft pumps for summertime playing as it doeslayered over a long-sleeve T-shirt or with a cozy cardigan for colder days in the fall.Cotton voile or poplin are ideal fabrics for a summer versionof the dress, while a soft baby corduroy is a good option for a winter version. The contrast of the chambray yoke can lenditself to a number of other fabrics, such as denim, corduroy, or even a print that contrasts with the main print of the dress.
Paper for patternPlain chambray for yoke andbutton placketsPrinted cotton voile for mainbody of dress6 buttons1 in (2.5 cm) wide broideryanglaise trimBasting threadMatching sewing threadSewing machine and sewing kit
Making up the yoke
With right sides together, match the notches at the shoulders and pin thefront pieces to the back. Baste and then machine stitch along the shoulder seams with a
in (5 mm) seam allowance. Repeat for the yoke lining. Press the seams open, then fold and press the bottom of each yoke
in (5 mm) to the wrong side. With wrong sides together, baste the yoke and lining together around the neckline.Pin and then baste a length of broidery anglaise trim along the bottomedges of the front yoke pieces. Make sure the right side of the top edge of the trim is facing the wrong side of the bottom edge of the outer front yoke.