When my neighbor's sewing machine had a meltdown, she needed this little sundress for her granddaughter sooner rather than later. So she asked if I could finish it up for her. It was a simple project, just one quick seam and a hem finish, plus ribbon straps. She's made several of the sundresses from elasticized, pre-gathered cotton prints, and she usually adds a matching headband to complete the outfit. Her granddaughter loves them. The dress looks blue in the photo, but it really is a truer color match to the headband and purchased silk rosette in person.
Seeing the headband gave me the idea to make another rosette option to include with the dress. I had used the flower-making instructions in one of the online workshops at Alma Stoller's STITCHED. This session is taught by Annie Hutchings and is titled Fabric Flowers 101. The collection seen at right are the samples I made beginning with different size fabric squares.