Deer & Doe – Myosotis Dress

I have been eyeing this myosotis dress pattern from deer and doe for a long time. Though the pattern was expensive, I could not resist because I really wanted to make and wear this dress before the summer ends.

I chose to sew the version 2 but opted to not add the ruffles in the sleeves. While ruffles are so pretty, being a petite woman, too much ruffles can make me look like a 12 year old girl who’s drowning in her dress.

As soon as I got the pattern, I traced it on to the tracing paper (I used pellon 830). I don’t know about you, but I really hate cutting patterns because they are expensive and I want to be able to use them again.

What you’ll need:

  • Myosotis pattern from deer and doe (I used size 34).
  • Main fabric of your choice (fabric yardage depends on your size, see back of the pattern for details).
  • lining fabric (I bought mine at joanns) I needed to use lining because my main fabric is see through.
  • matching thread.
  • buttons (pattern calls for 3, but I ended up using only 2)
  • interfacing

This pattern was in European sizes. Since I have a shorter torso than the standard sizes, I had to shorten the bodice by 2 inches. I wanted the top to hit just above my waist.

Sewing the dress was quite easy, the only thing that took me a while was the gathering. Yes, you would spend hours of gathering and gathering the skirt. One tip I would give is to use a floss to gather, It is really a game changer. Trust me!

Overall, I really enjoyed sewing this dress, It was quite a pleasant experience! I am really happy how it turned out especially with this scalloped-hem.

If you are reading this, thank you! πŸ™‚ I hope you guys all have an amazing day!


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