With a great big THANK YOU to all of you who made suggestions/recommendations, I present my DGD's 2017 Easter dress:
Front yoke (amazing how much thread pin tucks use!):
Fancy band (saved from last year's dress that didn't get made):
Back (which looks terrible! I just can't get the hang of plackets [:@]). And I've decided to purchase some beauty pins for the back instead of making buttonholes (which also give me a headache [&:]):
This lavender batiste is such a pretty color! I do hope my DGD likes it! I'm now trying to decide whether to use the same fabric for the slip or if a lavender broadcloth would be better. Any advice?? Yes, I know ... I need lots of advice [:D].
I still have two more dresses to try to make before Easter!! Yikes!!