This pattern was released earlier this year in the Deer and Doe’s spring/ summer range. It’s a beautiful ruffled semi fitted minidress with a buttoned bodice and mandarin collar.
The reason I wanted to wait to make this was because though it’s technically meant as a summer pattern, I had dreamed up the perfect version to make for autumn/ winter!
I had the perfect fabric choice – the Atelier Brunette Stardust embroidered cotton double gauze in Night. I’d seen this fabric (in all the different colourways) being used all over my social media feeds and I loved everything that was made with it. It looked luxurious and soft with a subtle gold twinkle.
I managed to get quite a lot of yardage for this make which meant I could go a bit wild and do all the hacks wanted to with the Myosotis pattern!
I made a fair few changes. In fact I changed everything except the back bodice piece and the pockets…
I was aiming for something a bit flowy and dramatic but in a good way! The look I was going for was elegant bohemian if such a thing exists… 🤣
I lengthened the skirt to hit just above the ankle, removed the mandarin collar and altered the sleeves. Click here for the full list of what I did!
It pretty much turned out how I thought it would!
I think I need to do a small adjustment to the elastic in the sleeve just to make them a little tighter but otherwise it fitted pretty well right off the bat! It does need to be belted. It’s a loose fitting dress despite the bodice darts so some sort of cinching in at the waist is needed unless you’re looking for a muumuu shape (or have just had a big dinner…). I’m loving this look for the winter – there’s something about that midnight blue and the gold twinkle that makes me feel a little festive!