Step 1: Spring Cleaning
[Quilting cotton used as an apparel fabric sometimes gets a bad rap, but as long as you pick the right project, it works beautifully. It is also an excellent choice for beginners since it behaves itself during construction.]
This was also an opportunity to do a little Spring Cleaning in the sewing room! All of the items used for this dress are leftovers, or stashed items that have been abandoned for quite some time. I just love it when that happens!
Step 2: The Wearable Muslin
And thankfully, it does!
Step 3: Details
My favorite finish for raw edges is rayon seam binding - not something I would normally bother with on a muslin, but this one gets treated like a real dress.
I also took the time to make two bound buttonholes on the straps.
And since I had a few yards of red grosgrain ribbon on hand, I added some interest to the skirt.