Today I am sharing one of my favorite dresses. I made this bishop when Katie was little. It is a size 2 yoked bishop dress made from the wonderful Liberty of London Tana Lawn. I bought this fabric in Manhattan when my husband and I were dating. We spent Christmas Eve at Rockefeller Center and went into the Liberty of London store. I wonder if it's still there? Anyway, Liberty Lawn is one of the nicest fabrics you can get. It is 100% cotton, very fine with a little sheen. It looks just as nice after washing and wrinkles gently. It used to be 36" wide, but I see that it now comes 54" wide. It is available at Fabric.com.
This bishop dress holds a special memory for me. Katie wore it for portraits before Rosie was born. We used that picture, printed on fabric, to make a photo quilt to bring to the hospital when Rosie was born. That was something we did for Rosie, Davy, and Andy. Whenever I see this dress, I think of my almost-2-year-old Katie in it.
I love the round yoke with the collar. It makes a very elegant bishop dress. The collar is trimmed with tea-dyed tatting, handmade (but not by me). Finally, I had the pictures taken of Andy in Drew's bubble. It is a good fit, but none too big. I would like to try this pattern again in the pleated version sometime.
Have a wonderful day!