The dress I'll never wear but loved making

ivory chiffon dress

I made this dress almost two years ago, more as an idea of something I wanted to sew, rather than for a specific purpose. If I was looking to sew my own wedding dress, or to sew bridesmaids dresses, it probably would've been a smash. As it is, I still haven't found the right occasion to wear it so it remains a work of love rather than practicality. If I had chosen black rather than ivory, it probably would be a perfect evening dress that would be worn a lot (if I could find similar trims), but in any case, I really did enjoy making this so have included it here for you...
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Deer and Doe Myosotis blouse hack

Deer and Doe Myosotis blouse hack and pattern review

Having eagerly awaited this pattern since the #sewmystyle2018 schedule was released, I surprised myself by being a bit conflicted on what version to make. I adore the statement sleeves and ruffles with their boho chic feel, but can see that the practicality of version 2 with its plain sleeves and skirt would make it more wearable on an everyday basis. Since doing the #wardrobebuilder project last year I also am a little more considered in my makes as I found that what I enjoyed making isn't always what I ended up wearing a lot, which is what led me to this....a Myosotis blouse. This way I get to keep some of my favourite features and make something that I know I will be able to wear a lot.
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10 design hack ideas for the Deer and Doe Myosotis dress

We finally have the new Deer and Doe Myosotis dress pattern released for #sewmystyle2018! It's a loose fitting dress with some gorgeous feminine features, but I know you all love a hack that means you can get more versions out of your pattern. Here are just a few ideas if you are stuck for leave your suggestions in the comments too!
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Deer and Doe Myosotis Fabric Inspiration

Deer and Doe Myosotis Fabric Inspiration

I am beyond excited for this month's #sewmystyle2018 pattern. It's a brand new release from Deer and Doe, who I love, and we've been waiting all year to find out what it is. The pattern is going to be released tomorrow, so I'm still going to be vague on details, but I can tell you which fabrics I've picked from this month's sponsors if you want to start looking and taking advantage of your exclusive discount.

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