At first when I saw the pattern for this month's Sew My style I thought I wouldn't give it a go, but remember I had felt the same about the Kalle and then loved it I gave it a go. So here it is the Deer and Doe's latest release, the Myosotis.
I'm still not sure about it. I keep making dresses with lots of fabric around the waist and I'm not sure I like them, but carry on making them! I think it's just other styles suit me better. I ordered the paper pattern from Deer and Doe, and can I really recommend buying straight from them, excellent service no slower than ordering in the UK and very good postage.
I made the size 40 which is a 36" bust, while I have a 37.5" bust. There is plenty of ease and I think the bodice fits me well and is very comfy. I reduced the shoulder width 1/2" (my usual adjustment) but made no other adjustments other than shortening the sleeve about an inch as I thought the sleeves were too long and adding a little to the length.
It went together fairly easily, but don't go for this one if you don't like doing gathers! I didn't like the away they do the collar, I prefer to hand finish on the inside, and I did make a bit of a mess of this (you can't really see it though).
The fabric is some of my bargain liberty tana lawn (£4.5 a metre) and it is lovely. I kind of wish I'd used it in a different pattern. I have worn it already and it is incredibly comfortable. Lots of swish, but this also makes it a bit tricky in the wind we have been having .... had the odd Marilyn Monroe moments. I've seen some lovely versions of this dress, and it really suits some, I won't make it again, but I will get some wear.
Here's my last week MeMadeMay selection, as you can see I do mostly wear dresses 1,2,4,6 to were worn to work.