The cord I used was the only thing we had around the house and that was a cord used to wrap presents. I put the cord in the polka dot fabric and wrapped it up and sewed it up as piping to add to the neckline and armholes of the dress. I really like how it turned out.
Here's a close-up of the piping on the sleeve and neckline:
Here's some outside photos:
I ended up finding some perfect red polka dot ribbon at Edinburgh Fabrics that matches the piping perfectly:
I wore this dress out to celebrate David's birthday last Friday! We went to a wonderful restaurant, had a lovely dinner and champagne!