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.
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.
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:
Until next time,