Leopard Crepe Myosotis

A review of Myosotis Dress

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Reviewed by Abigail Welch on 4th December, 2019

This summer I got to experience the love affair with the Deer and Doe Myosotis dress with so many people wearing the dress at the Sewing Weekender. I was hooked, and started my own versions.

My husband bought me this gorgeous leopard crepe fabric from Sew Me Sunshine. I instantly knew it needed to be a myosotis dress. I made the size 44 Deer and Doe Myosotis dress, with no alterations to the bodice. I hacked the sleeves by extending the original pattern to a full length. I then cut and split the pattern piece in order to produce a bishop sleeve, and then self drafted the cuff (with the addition of poppers).

I absolutely love this dress. It was really easy to sew up, even with the many many many gather stitches needed. I completed it over a couple of evenings, but I think this would equal a days worth of work. The relaxed fit of this pattern means I did not do proper buttons with button holes, and yet it still fits over my head. For another dress I think I might size down and then actually sew my buttons on properly. I have also found that the pattern is really wide on the shoulders, so next time I really do need to do a narrow shoulder adjustment.

The instructions were easily laid out and made the sewing process nice and simple. The pattern is marketed for confident beginners, which I think is spot on. The only “complicated” elements were darts, gathers, and button holes (if I had done them).

I would really recommend this pattern for all levels of sewists.