I also made Mae a birthday dress this summer. It is a simple summer dress found in AS&E issue 97. When I saw this dress, I thought of sweet Mae and all her cuteness. I also had a length of Ruby fabric line print which would work well.
The embroidery thread was the same as used for Ruby's baptism dress.
On the print the threads kind of blend in which I like. The front piece for the skirt is folded down at the top before pleating which gives a nice finished edge. I loved the construction of this dress with the yoke pieces attaching beneath the front smocked skirt.
Very simple lines both front and back.
Cute diamond shape buttons and I used left over piping from Ruby's dress.
I love the butterfly sleeves. They were attached to the completed body of the garment and then finished off with self bias trim.
Isn't she just the sweetest little thing? She was sooooo excited about her new dress.