My last picture of the San Diego Old Town market. I love these little bitty dresses. I should have turned them over to see if the smaller sizes (toddler) had a button placket in the back, because the head of a toddler is so much bigger in proportion to the body that it seems to be difficult to design the usual ‘over the head’ style of dress without the neckline being way too wide. I’ll just put a placket in the back, because I can sew a placket with my eyes closed almost.
I used to make lots of dolls to sell at a Christmas boutique, and all the doll dresses had a back closure and placket. Over the years I sewed hundreds of plackets, so I don’t even need a pattern or instructions anymore, just cut a slit in the fabric and a strip of bias and presto, a placket.