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Deer and Doe – Myosotis Dress

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For my next sewing project, I decided to tackle the Deer and Doe Myosotis dress. The Myosotis dress is an “oversize shirtdress with inseam pockets. Version A has sleeve ruffles and a tiered skirt. Version B has plain sleeves and a gathered skirt.” This style of dress isn’t something I would typically lean towards, however I decided to give it a try.

Spoiler alert: I LOVE IT.

Gathering the Goods

I will include links to where I purchased my materials but they’re not I’m not getting paid or anything to mention them. I’m just sharing because I like you guys and I was happy with the shops.

First things first, I bought my pattern from Oak Fabrics. I’ve bought quite a few patterns from them and they’re super reliable. I decided to buy the myosotis pattern after seeing many versions of it on the web.

While I was looking for fabric, I fell in love with this particular print.

This is Cotton and Steel Kasumisou in Indigo. This particular shade was slightly more difficult to track down, however, I was able to find it at Dabble and Stitch.

The fabric is a quilting cotton and I think the pattern is more suited to fabrics that aren’t so stiff. However, I did not care and went full steam ahead with my project.

And loved it (enough to attempt a second dress, but that’s a different post).

The instructions were pretty clear, but I did use a few external resources for help. Particularly Corrie V‘s sew along and Professor Pincushion’s video on sewing a band collar. Sometimes I need a visual to help sewing instructions make more sense.

The conclusion?

I loved everything about how this dress turned out. As I previously mentioned, I did make a second version of this. Version 2 is in a cotton gauze with an added tier. Though it wasn’t as successful as this one, I still like it.

I think the Deer and Doe Myosotis is pretty beginner friendly if you’re patient. I’m not a pro by any means and with a little extra help, I was able to make it through. They (Deer and Doe) lists the difficulty level as a 3 out of 5. I think that’s fair.

I think I’m a little more open to trying patterns that I’m not 100% sure I will like because this ended up being so successful.

I have some more projects I’m working on/finished, so I will be slowly posting them over time for you to see. Until then, you can check out my first sewing project (Pietra Shorts) here.

UPDATE:

If you prefer a video version or this or just want to hear my voice…I made a video on YouTube. WordPress has been refusing to embed my videos, so until I figure it out, here’s the link:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/p1DX1jI-lwU

Until next time,

OJ

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