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Serge or zig-zag around all the pieces

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Use a long stitch without backstitching at beginning or end.

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Pull on the thread to gather the fabric then adjust gather to match the width of polka dot piece

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Do the same with the back piece

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With right sides together, sew down side seams. Press seams open and sew hem. (later I decided I wanted more length so I added a contrasting strip of the polka dot fabric)

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and little pleated pockets with a purely decorative FIMO clay button

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