The first part went surprisingly well!! I cut out my pattern, pinned and pressed everything, and sewed it without outside seams to that it is fully reversible (the other side is solid pale pink) ~ ~ I'm starting to feel pretty good at this point!
I guess I didn't really think I could pull it off, so I didn't plan ahead by buying buttons. Luckily, my friend Jenny lives across the street and met me on the sidewalk during naptime with her button jar so I could finish the project right then, during the waning remainder of naptime, instead of waiting until the next day to go buy buttons.
Note to self: stock up on ribbon so all of Charlotte's future dresses can have shoulder ties. I'm swearing off buttons for a while...
loves to suck on the buttons on her shoulders, like an attached teething ring. At least I know they are truly appreciated ~ ~