The fabric are Joel Dewberry prints, the solid is Kona (cerise? bright pink?). Please ignore the mess on the floor—it's laundry day.
I made one big change on this round--rather than make a tie at the neck, I made it closed, so it just drops over my head and hangs on my apron hook. I am not a fan of tie necks. But when I make this as a gift, I will make a tie neck so it will fit. I only needed 36" of binding, rather than two yards, though I had made the entire two yards.
Future changes (for me):
- Make bodice 1" deeper, and make the top 1.5" narrower to eliminate the gape. (I am 5'8", and more coverage is good.)
- Not face the top band—or maybe face just one side? The facing makes this unnecessarily bulky, even with the seams trimmed. And I am not convinced it is needed at all.
- Measure and cut the rectangles quilting-style, rather than using the pattern pieces. That way they will be actual rectangles LOL.
- Buy only 1 1/4 yards of the contrast fabric, rather than 1 3/4 as listed on the pattern. Yes, I have 20" untouched full-width inches of bright pink Kona left over (and yes, I made the whole 2 yards of binding). Look!
Now I am feeling motivated to cook!