The newly released Deer and Doe Myosotis dress was the SewMyStyle 2018 pattern for May. We were unaware of what the pattern would be until a few weeks before its launch but we took a chance as we all love Deer and Doe.
When I first saw the line drawing, I wasn’t too sure it was going to suit me, as I don’t really like things with a boxy silhouette. I decided therefore to make my Myosotis dress in a viscose so that it would be a drapey as possible.
I used this lovely black and white irregular spotty print viscose from my shop and I am so pleased I did. It was lovely to work with!
I chose to make the version with the frilled sleeves and frilled hem. I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out but figured that ruffles and frills are really in at the moment so I would give it a go.
Construction-wise, it is pretty simple. There are some darts in the front and back bodice and just three buttonholes. I found that by running a long basting stitch along the top of the frill pieces, it naturally gathered enough to fit the corresponding piece – winning!
I love that there are pockets included, as they complete any dress!
I was going to do self covered buttons on the bodice but in the end I chose to use some bright red buttons that I had in my stash. I think they give the perfect pop of colour against the black and white.
When I first tried it on, I was a bit concerned that it looked a bit too like a beach cover up (and I think it would be perfect for holidays, especially in a light viscose). The more I looked at it though, the more I liked it – it feels very festival chic! I think in reality, I will wear it most over leggings or skinny jeans as it does have the potential to whip up and flash the world my underwear! I’ve worn it all day today over my jeans and I am now in love with it – it is so comfy!
I would urge you to give this one a try, even if like me, you are a bit nervous of the shape. I think in the right fabric, it will work out well.
I can’t wait to see everyone else’s versions this month!