I bought this pattern to fulfill my dream of sewing myself a floor-length beach frock for wearing to the lake (why are you looking at me funny?). My trial run was this cocoa-colored cotton housedress. I cannot resist brown combined with pink or red. And look, the pattern *calls* for rickrack trim, it wasn't my idea!
Isn't this a dignified dress? Note that it's a "princesse frock." I had forgotten how nice it is to put together a princess-seamed dress. Once you've made the (very long) bodice, you're done with things! No constructing a skirt and attaching it at the waist.
This is evidence that I'm on a rhinestone buckle roll. I just can't resist that little bit of jewelled glamour calling attention to the waist, breaking up that long expanse of calico. So long, it used twenty buttons. Fortunately the beach frock only buttons at the middle.
Hello, raspberry rickrack. I love you.