Listening: Pine Island Station, New Tracks (1999).
OMG, this dress is so folk-art.
As with the failed gray dress, I've thrown all technical and stylistic conventions to the wind and am doing whatever the Hell I feel like doing with this one. Yes, I'm aware that that probably means it will be a huge fail that ends up back in the scrap bin, but I'm willing to risk it. Whatever. Sometimes you just need to try a bad idea to see if you can figure it out, and sewing is a pretty safe way to do it.
I got lazy and decided to do bias binding on the neckline. This is done "quilt-style"--a doubled bias strip sewn down, turned, and stitched down. I won't do this again, though, because it's too stiff, but it worked reasonably well this time. The facings are blue plaid left over from McCall's M4548, the reenactment dress, overdyed green.
Here's a close-up. It's in serious need of ironing. I don't know why I didn't machine-stitch it, now that I think about it. Oh, well.