I finally decided on something to make using the awesome vintage bird fabric I found a few weeks ago! I knew I wanted to make a dress but couldn't decide what style. I ended up choosing this round yoke neck dress pattern I found on Etsy. I like that it's simple enough to really focus on the fabulous fabric and that it has a retro look. I also got to use cool wood buttons which always makes me happy! I love the dress on its own but think it will be pretty darn cute this fall over leggings.
A few tips if you decide to give this pattern a try:
1/4" wide Stitch Witchery! Get some. I found it really helpful when creating the yoke.
Also, I made some single fold bias tape to use a facing for the armholes. Much smoother finish than trying to just fold over and hem the armholes.
Overall, it was a bit of a challenge to make-the yoke parts are kinda tricky but stick with it! Makes for a very cute dress.