Furthermore, I associate yellow with Phoebe, perhaps because her name means "bright" or perhaps because she is in the same family position as my sister whose favorite color is yellow. There's yellow in the calico and the ribbon, and so I went ahead and finished the hem inside with yellow bias tape. What can a girl do but carry her yellow purse to complete the ensemble?
I found this pattern easy to sew up. It's a touch big for Phoebe - I might take in the shoulders a bit. The corduroy and the patterns are pass-ons from Mrs. R when she moved to a retirement home, so this is a really thrifty dress.