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...



2 comments:

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

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