Last week I had the pleasure of testing a pattern for Samantha of The Handmade Dress. The pattern, Miss Molly, is named after her oldest daughter. It's a long sundress that has a sweet shaped yoke. It also ties on the shoulders eliminating all other types of fasteners.
Once I received the pdf file (yes the pattern is available as a download or a paper copy through the mail) I headed to the heirloom store to pick up this precious fabric. I had seen this fabric on a previous visit to the fabric shop so I headed right towards it once I stepped foot in the shop. Samantha recommends ric-rac to embellish the yoke...and we all know that I like ric-rac. However, I love piping even more. So, I made some green gingham piping to put in the yoke seam. The sundress front and back are identical so it really goes together pretty quickly. I think if I had put the ric-rac on instead of the piping...it would have been less than 2 hours from cutting out the pattern to snapping the photos. I had told Samantha I would make a size 5 for Elisabeth......which I did. For my little girl though, I do think it is a little too long...next time I will shorten it a little. However, I must say Elisabeth loves it just as it is.