Border-print Myosotis

38 today! I wish I could say with confidence that I'll be celebrating my lockdown birthday wafting around in this beauty, but I'll most likely be lounging around in toasty joggers and a jumper. Nonetheless, I thought today was a good opportunity to break my 2021 blogging hiatus by sharing a dreamy dress I finished way back in October...

This is my fourth Deer and Doe Myosotis Dress, made in an exquisite cupro viscose that I got for a steal from Rainbow Fabrics a while back. I'm an impulse buyer when it comes to fabric, but the moment this arrived, I knew immediately what I wanted to make with it and it turned out exactly how I imagined. 

I was driven by the desire to use the border print on the sleeve and hem ruffles, but it was touch and go as I only had two metres of fabric. I'm over the moon that I managed to make this work.

Unlike my previous three versions, I sized down to a 38 this time and I like the closer fit a lot. The sleeves and bodice sit better on my frame and I can still wiggle it over my head. As always, I left off the Mandarin collar for a simpler neckline - short tutorial here - and added ties to cinch the waist in. I also lengthened the skirt piece for a midi look, just like I did for my lemon version.

I had the perfect buttons in my stash for this and I love bringing the waist ties to the front in a sweet little bow. I think it's because I painstakingly made them from a colourful strip of border print that looks good against the main paisley print. 

There's nothing more I can add about fit and construction that I haven't covered above and in posts about my previous versions, but it's safe to say that the Myosotis Dress remains a firm favourite in my pattern stash.

I'll leave you with some of my most 'excellent' posing to show off the fluttery sleeves...


  1. this dress is really beautiful, the perfect match of pattern and wonderful fabric. It looks very pretty on you too.

  2. Very beautiful indeed. Perfect fit and beautiful model๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–