I used yellow topstitching thread for the top half but ran out before I got to the bottom half. Gah. Since the nearest fabric store is a 50 min drive away to the next town, I found some yellow cotton thread in my thread stash drawer that matched fairly close so I doubled it up and used it for the rest of the outfit.
Since I didn't have regular thread to match the pink fabric for the buttonholes, in the bucket of embroidery thread for the embroidery machine I found some pink that did match. I like how it turned out so in future, I may use embroidery thread for buttonholes!
However I do not have any yellow buttons. On the weekend we may go to the town that has a fabric store and I can get some then. Meanwhile, yellow pins will have to suffice.
Getting a good photo is such a challenge for me. The dress form has such a harsh bottom that it distorts the bottom half of the rompers .... plus the pole sticking up the leg!
Light is an issue too.
Too much, too little, shadows and so on, so I walked around the yard trying to find a good spot.
And someone came to assist.
This is Doris. Doris Doe.
She has at least one baby from signs on her belly but she's hiding it (them?) in the woods and I haven't spotted her fawns yet. Pun intended.
So Doris, what do you think of my topstitching job on the pockets?
"Not so bad. Maybe you should try using a double needle next time."
How about the pintucks on the top half?
"Yep. Fairly straight. You know, you could have dabbed some water on the buttonhole marks before you took this picture."
So overall what do you think?
"Hmmm, what do I think? I think the Deer and Doe patterns everyone is raving about is misnamed.
A doe is a deer. Heck, I ought to know!"
Everyone has an axe to grind, eh?
Meanwhile I am still trying to get a good photo. This one has too much shadow.
Notes to self: 1)finish ends of bias strip before setting into sleeve.
2) trim away as much as possible inside the waistband.