This lovely sundress also had its beginning in the major brainstorm that birthed the Alice in Candyland dress. However, it was destined to be a more ladylike dress from day one. High waists are very elegant, and the little details make it much more delicate than the Alice in Candyland dress. I found a beautiful yellow cotton with tiny white dots, and knew it would work beautifully.
I stitched the shoulder straps and gathered them into position, feeling sure I had a winner. Finally the dress itself was finished. But I still hadn’t decided what kind of a bow it needed. I put the dress aside for a while (sometimes that’s the best thing to do with a project you don’t understand) and came back to it later. Suddenly I knew! Silk ribbon, the kind used in embroidery, would make a fabulous bow. It’s a very delicate kind of ribbon, quite light and narrow and very responsive to any sewing or tying. And it came in a gorgeous butter yellow to match the dress.
What could be better?
I tied up a small bow and laid it on the dress. Alone, both of them were pretty but rather unremarkable; together, they sang a lovely aria. What better way to end a dress?