The fabric is pale yellow Victorian batiste, with smocked sleeves, and buttons down the front. The floss colors are DMC #3752 and #3753, and I'm making up the smocking design as I go. If it turns out like I hope, I will share it on a later blog.
After the dress was pleated and ready to smock, I drove myself crazy trying to decide on what color to smock it in! While I was looking around for inspiration, I looked down at my tea cup and thought, "Hey, I've loved the blue and yellow flowers on my dishes for almost 32 years, why not go with that?"