I made a simple Children's Corner Virginia to wear during the winter months in the South. I have the terrible disorder of buying beautiful ribbon and then trying to figure out how to use it. This was a way to use the ribbon around the middle of the dress. It makes it quit dressy and my daughter wore it as an additional Christmas dress. The fabric is a simple black and white check in cotton.
I made Virginia according to the pattern except for adding a lining to the bodice, the ribbon detail and exchanging the scalloped collar for "Lee's" Peter Pan collar. Maybe that is more than a little change. The front bodice lining kept me from hand sewing a bias strip at the neck line. It needed a little detail on the collar so I whipped up the little roses to pull it together. The collar is black pique.
The back is simple with four buttons. I really like the puff sleeves on this pattern. The narrow cuff is also a favorite. It has a great "retro" look.
Leave me a comment if you have another pattern that I can use some ribbon as a trim. I have an overflowing bin of gorgeous ribbon.