Robert Kaufman Vive La France fabric last February and had to wait, not-so-patiently until Fabric.com got it back in stock. I'd intended it for a sundress for Bit, anyway, but time got away with me. Due to Nikki's arrival, I wasn't really sewing much at all! So this year, I knew I needed a different sundress pattern, and Simplicity 1149 was my answer. It fit with my current scallop fascination, and it had the shoulder ties that my favorite go-to simple sundress has. (Butterick 3477)
I added a band of contrasting fabric that coordinated with my ribbons, and did the scalloped pockets in the same fabric. I was worried that the fit might be too tight, but it was actually a fairly nice fit on her--though that could be due to the fact that I slimmed down the darts!
I didn't do that--instead I transferred the markings to the fabric, did the sewing, and then cut it away. It had the added advantage of giving me a sewing line. I also made the shrug, because it can get chilly in the church's building when the air is on high, as it often is in Georgia summers. I omitted the collar because I didn't think Bit would want to wear it with one, and widened the neckline.