First, I'll share my most recent finish - I made a nautical themed version of Grainline Studios Lakeside Pajamas for my oldest daughter. I used a combination of voile and lawn fabric with paper pieced blocks. It is fully lined to reduce sheerness and cover the quilt piecing on the back. I also added a small amount of interfacing behind the quilt blocks to prevent fraying over time. I used prepackaged binding, but I think making my own would have resulted in a softer finish.
I looked at several different patterns for the blocks and ended up merging some different anchor details into a paper pieced pattern I drafted, as well as drafting a paper pieced whale.
For a fun detail on the back, I added an anchor to the top.
I am quite happy that it turned out as I envisioned - this is the first time I have added paper pieced quilt blocks to a garment, and with the added challenge of angled seams.