I found this little brown and fuchsia printed corduroy at Joann. It is a baby wale and super soft. I got the solid fuchsia baby cord for the collar, placket and trim at Joann as well. I was a little nervous about sewing with the corduroy, since it's difficult to press without crushing the pile, but I just used a scrap of corduroy face up on my ironing board, then pressed the dress from the wrong side and it worked out just fine.
Liesl's instructions in the Oliver + S patterns are fantastic. The placket and collar are clearly explained and come together perfectly. The thing I love so much about these patterns is that they always turn out so well. It can be incredibly discouraging to spend hours on a sewing project and end up with something you just want to hide under the bed (or better yet, in the garbage can...), but these always seem to work out.
I also love the sweet little details, like the gathered pockets with binding, the turned up cuffs and the placket. It makes the finished project just that much more cute!