Lemon Myosotis Dress


I originally bought this lemon print poplin to make a dress for The New Craft House summer party back in August, which had an Italian Riviera theme. The only problem was, I didn't like it - I wasn't sold on the quality of the cotton or how, erm, yellow the lemons were!

Fast forward a couple of months and I couldn't be happier that I had a change of heart.




It's all thanks to a good friend of mine getting married in Italy - Tuscany to be precise. The night before the wedding, the lovely couple hosted a welcome dinner and I wanted to wear something a little 'extra' for the occasion. I figured it was better to do it then, than to distract people with an extravagant outfit on the actual wedding day.

I dug this fabric back out and was immediately drawn to the Deer and Doe Myosotis Dress pattern...a match made in heaven. 



Unlike my first and second version, I lengthened the skirt piece for a midi look this time. I'm not sure I nailed the length, but it's grown on me (pun fully intended) since the wedding. 

Once again, I added waist ties for extra shaping and I omitted the mandarin collar. I really, really love this cleaner neckline on me. To realise my over-the-top Italian dress vision, I chose the biggest, baddest, goldest buttons in my stash.



I don't normally share location photos as I'm too self-conscious to take them, but a Tuscan backdrop was too hard to resist. This dress got SO many compliments on the night, which helped to resolve any reservations I had about it. It was a slow burner, but I think it's true love.

10 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous. The colour suits you so much, and the shape and length are just divine!

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  2. I think its adorable! I've got that same fabric but haven't decided what to do with it yest. I was thinking a classic button up shirt but I'm not sure. Love your dress!

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  3. Great match of pattern to fabric (and location ;o) The photos are all lovely!

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  4. This is such a beautiful dress! It looks lovely on you.

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  5. I love this! This dress is on my to-sew list for Spring. Can you share where the fabric is from? I absolutely adore it!

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  6. Echoing the same comments as the others, ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS on all counts!

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  7. It looks so glamorous, you're like a movie star!

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  8. Marie! What a fabulous dress!! I love it (but then again I love all your makes). And I love the shoes in the 1st few photos - what brand are they?

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  9. I really love this dress on you!
    i would not have thought to pair this silhouette with a bold print but it looks fabulous, as you said, a match made in heaven :)
    And I am completely biased because it is basically the only length I wear, but I do love the midi length on you. I think it cuts in a nice spot and highlights your ankles and cool shoes.

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  10. I really love how this looks especially with the tuscan backdrop!!

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