I had really high hopes for this :
I love the pink and red and gray colorway:
I kind of bailed on trying to match the stripes, since I think it’s impossible to match stripes and gathers:
Pockets, lined in batiste:
The whole dress is lined in batiste, actually:
I’m not sure why I lined the dress, the fabric didn’t really need it. Probably just to see if I could:
But this is why I hardly ever wear it, and why it’s going in the Goodwill pile, finally — there’s a subtle flaw in the fabric and I managed to cut it right across the front bodice. Arrgh:
I know it’s almost imperceptible, but I know it’s there, and it drives me crazy. So … oh well. I scrutinize fabric a LOT more now, especially bargain fabrics (which this was). If I find a flaw, I mark it (on BOTH sides) with blue painters tape, so that I can’t help but see it when I’m cutting.