I finally got around to using the border print fabric that so many of my sewing friends seem to have used this season, except I ended up cutting off the border. I loved the way the floral worked with the bright orange spot and to leave the border on would have been too much even for me. I ended up using the snipped off border as a ribbon tie on the giftwrapping for this dress, which was a birthday gift for our sweet little friend Caity.
And why oh why do I always think I know better than the pattern instructions? I used this adorable vintage sundress pattern but silly me thought that I had a much better way of doing the ties and button holes on the back. Of course it was only after the button holes for the ties had been cut open that I realised my way was far from better. So sadly the back does not sit as well as it should, but I am still happy with how it has turned out. I really enjoyed making this pattern so next time I will do it the patterns way and hopefully get it right. I may even make up the bonnet. Isn't it adorable!