Sometimes you don't!
This is Collars Etc Layette pattern, view1, daygown. It is out of a duck print pique. Trimmed with yellow microcheck batiste.
Actually the batiste came from a package of Susie's Ready to Sew piping such as this one found at Bessie Mary. I actually bought mine at Heirloom Creations in Lafayette the last time I was there. But they don't have a website to show you. I bought the pique there as well.
I piped the raglan sleeves with the piping and decided I wanted the same gingham as the bias piping on the neckline and sleeves. Since there was no yellow Imperial microcheck in my stash closet I just clipped the seam on the piping, pressed it flat and used the fabric it provided. More than one way to skin a cat.
I like the fabric and I like the pattern I think, but I am not a big fan of them together. Again this is a hang around the house daygown but still, it is a lot of duck! It is hanging on its companion hanger. I think next time I make this gown I will take out some of the width of the gown.
Found at Collars EtcI LOVE Collars Etc Smocked Baby Daygown, perhaps I will make it next. Before I can do that, first up is Michie's Pleated Bubble with a couple of embroidered fishies for a baby gift for a daughter's friend.
The giveaway closes tonight. Good luck to all those who left comments.