The fabric is lovely. It's a sturdy washable blend of rayon and linen I picked up at fabric.com. At first, I wanted to recycle fabric from thrifted clothes, but I soon realized that was a huge challenge and a project in itself. I still want to give it a try, now that I have a little more experience.
The really appealing thing about this project was all the options. The last few articles of clothing I've purchased online have all had issues, and for a long time I've been saying "I can do better than that." And well, I can't. But there are some aspects I can improve on, like using quality fabric, creating a custom fit, and finding a perfect 60s silhouette in a vintage pattern, and that made this project rewarding. I also learned a lot about sewing! I'll definitely be using this pattern again - following it more closely and giving the peter pan collar a try.
By the way, I didn't get a close-up of them, but I'm wearing my vintage screw-back earrings. I didn't notice that the middle girl on the pattern envelope was also wearing pearl earrings until I put this post together!