I used a cotton plaid flannel which would normally seem more suited to pajamas than dresses, but turns out to make a pretty comfy dress. I trim the dress in white cotton. When I tried on the bodice during a fitting, I noticed that the Peter Pan collar and the white faux pocket flaps made the dress look too much like a Catholic schoolgirl’s uniform, so I spiced up the design a bit with a peek-a-boo tulle netting band near the hem. I trimmed the band with the same white cotton fabric used for the collar and pocket flaps. I slip stitched the band’s trim to the tulle so it won’t stick out:
I bound the tulle band’s raw edges with rayon seam binding. I also catch stitched the band’s upper seam allowance so it will stay in place up against the skirt.
And oh, I made a matching hair scrunchie, with the same white trim! 🙂