Sometime last year I made this lightweight dress for Annie out of a vintage pattern. I used fabric from the thrift store (it was something like $1 for 5 yards of a nice lightweight cotton); I also lined the bodice in yellow thrifted cotton. I used some vintage buttons from my neverending button stash. All told I think the dress probably cost about twenty cents to make. Not bad!
This was my first experience with sewing a collar. It was fine.
The flower on the sash was my own touch.
The pattern called for little gathered sleeves with puffs, but by the time I got to that point I was losing steam! I should have sliced that armscye in closer as a result, but did I mention "losing steam?" I just popped some self-binding on and called it a day, and we're all perfectly happy with it.
Cool and comfortable and feminine and vintage-inspired; all she needs is a lemonade and a big straw hat.