During my time at home, I’ve been trying out new patterns. The Deer & Doe Myosotis Dress is a pattern I couldn’t wait to try. It is a beautiful smock style dress with a button-up bodice and small collar detail. In this post, I will talk through my experience with sewing 2 variations and show more details on the dress. Keep reading to see more.
Deer & Doe Myosotis Dress
First of all, I started by making myself a toile. The fabric I chose for this is a pretty ditsy floral print cotton from Pound Fabrics. They always have great fabric at really good prices which I like for wearable toiles. I was surprised by how easy the pattern was to make. The toile went together really easily, even the little collar detail and buttonholes. After I made it I realised the size was a bit big and I was able to make a few adjustments to the bodice to take it in a little. Thankfully having made this toile I knew going forward to make the size down in my next one.
It’s definitely going to be a dress I will be wearing a lot, with the lightweight fabric and smock shape it’s perfect for summer. I’ll be styling it with a cute pink jacket and sandals.
Myosotis Dress Underlined & Broidery Anglaise
The second version I made is in a gorgeous broderie anglaise lilac fabric. As the fabric has holes in it I needed to underline it. It made the sewing process a lot longer than normal and also meant it was a bit trickier to sew. With patience though I managed to do it and I am so happy with the outcome. When I finished making it, even in the smaller size I felt that the shape wasn’t as flattering in this fabric as it could be. I decided to add waist ties to the sides so I could tie them around my waist to make it more sinched. It worked really well and I think it’s a beautiful dress, perfect for special occasions.
Overall it is definitely a dress pattern I will be making more of. It’s easy to put together and the finished result looks expensive. I love the button up bodice and small collar detail. Depending on what fabric you make it in it can look casual or dressed up which is another reason I love it.