After the binding was sewn to the neckline and finished off, the top was ready to go. I really like how this turned out and hope M gets a lot of wear out of it. Cost to make (not counting the pattern) was about $2. I think that when something has been marinating in the stash for decades, it becomes a ‘free’ item, so I am not counting the cost for the trims. Also, no chance I could remember what they cost after all this time anyway.
My next project is already started. I drafted up a pattern for a sleeveless spring/summer dress for a 4 year old, and I am sewing the first version. I haven’t made a little girl’s dress in years, and it is still fun.