I love how Ruth Wyeth Spears writes about this frock made of "pale lavender chiffon over a darker lavender slip". Can you imagine the colors? :) Note how the rose appliques and the bias bindings on the neckline, armholes, and drop-waist twisted band are made of rose-colored chiffon velvet. What a pretty picture!
Simply trace the petal shape multiple times on a 10-inch square of velvet for each rose applique, and repeat as often as desired around the skirt. Sweet!