This dress is the Deer and Doe Myosotis. Another make from my #SummerSewing series and possibly my favorite piece yet!
I ordered this lovely white embroidered cotton from Finch Fabrics. The bodice and skirt lining is plain old white cotton.
The clear buttons are the same from my Alder Dress but in a larger size (thanks Roseana!).
I’ve sewn a few Deer and Doe patterns before and this one was easy to follow.
The waistline actually isn’t fitted at all, so the gathers help give an illusion of a waistline. This is actually pretty nice for summer time when you don’t want clothes tight on your body. But that paired with the poofy ruffles and a fabric with a lot of body makes for an especially girly dress.
Because I had to line my dress I made a couple minor changes to the pattern. I didn’t topstitch down the center front facings. I figured the buttons and buttonholes would keep the facing in place well enough.
I made the lining of the skirt a little less wide and shorter than the overall embroidered skirt. I also nixed the extra ruffle on the skirt lining.
I love love love this dress! Only one issue – the center front has something like 6 layers (two of which are gathered) not counting seam allowances, and it was difficult to sew across them and get a straight seam. As a result, my center front is a tad wonky. This is one of those details that no one else will notice but me. Nevertheless, I’ll probably go back and hand stitch that part to get a straighter line. In the meantime, I’ll keep wearing it because it’s such a nice dress!