When setting out to make the Jump Rope Dresses for the girls I was a bit (very) intimidated by the plackets. It looked like it would be difficult and hard to get it to look good.
I made a few test runs since I had to make toiles for Isabel anyway, and it was a lot easier than I thought. Not simple and easy-peasy, but certainly not as fiddly as I had feared.
The cotton I bought for the dresses was fairly flimsy, and the pin dot fabric I chose for the collars and plackets was very thin.
I used a thin fusible cotton interfacing (which I didn’t preshrink – fingers crossed it won’t shrink!) on the placket and it turned out to be just enough.
Both plackets turned out well and I’m more than pleased with them.
I have some experience with sewing by now, but I have to put down a lot of the success to Liesl’s excellent instructions.
The dresses are all but done now, I have to sew in buttons but one of the buttons shattered when I tried to sew it in with my machine and I only had the exact number of buttons. So I have to find new ones.
I will definitely make more of these for Spring!