I made up this charming pattern from the 1930's again, but smarter this time. Instead of assembling the bodice as instructed, and then binding all the scallops around the neck and armholes, I simply lined the back and the two front side pieces. Then I top-stitched the sides over the front, and sewed the sides together. Believe me, that was definitely easier and tidier. Much as I love to use binding, my mitered corners are not so good.
Clara sewed the buttons on.