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Deer and Doe Myosotis Dresses

Deer and Doe Myosotis Dresses

This is the third pattern from Deer and Doe patterns I have fallen in love with. I don’t say that lightly because in books when I make a pattern more than once, it only means that I really love it. And the Deer and Doe Myosotis dress was not any different I have sewed it up twice already with some few hacks here and there. I love both dresses I have made so far and I am not yet done with this pattern.

Pattern Description:

The Deer and Doe Myosotis dress pattern is an oversize shirt dress with inseam pockets. It comes in two versions; version A has sleeve ruffles and a tiered skirt and version B has plain sleeves and a gathered skirt.

Pattern Sizing:

This pattern comes in 10 sizes ranging from size 34 to 46 for Printed patterns and size 34 to 52 for PDF ones. I sewed up size 36 throughout.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes, it did look like the pattern envelope if I am not considering some alterations I made to the pattern.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Oh yes, I can’t fault the Does and Doe instructions. They are well-written and hold your hand through out the construction process.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

The pattern is drafted to be quite short that I added two inches to the Version B dress to get to above my knees.

Fabric Used:

For this version B dress I made it out of Dashwood studio cotton poplin fabric which was given to me by Sew by the Sea Margate (a fabric store in Margate with an online store too).

For the second one, I hacked version A into a midi dress and I used a Lady McElroy cotton lawn fabric which I received from Minerva in exchange for a blog post.

Here is the link to the detailed blog post about the making of this dress I posted on the Minerva site.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

  • I lengthened both bodice pieces by an inch which end up landing at my natural waistline.
  • I added ties to both dresses to cinch in the waist because the dress is meant to be loose around the waist.

I lengthened the version B this skirt piece by 2 inches to give it the length i was happy with.

For this version, the hacked midi dress, I used the lengthened Version B skirt to which I added the ruffle pattern piece which comes with the version A

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Of course yes. I would recommend this dress to a confident beginner who is comfortable with sewing buttonholes.


I love both these dresses and I am also happy that i hacked the pattern to create a midi dress version. I will be revisiting this pattern again sooner than later. Thank you for stopping by.



Summer is finally here! If you don’t live in the southern hemisphere. what I love most about this time of the year, is the amount of sewing inspiration everywhere; on the highstreet, Pinterest and of course other people’s makes on Instagram. I have decided to come up with a series of posts I have called ‘sewing for summer’. I will be focusing on an individual piece of clothing and sharing with you my tried and tested patterns. So today’s focus will be jumpsuits and rompers.

I will be sharing with you four of the jumpsuits patterns I have sewed up and love. I will also show you their lines drawings, the special features and of course the pictures of my makes.

Sunday Romper by Love Notions

The Sunday romper pattern by Love Notions is a newly released pattern which I had the pleasure to test. I can not tell you how much I love it and it comes with 5 variations. I have sewed up the romper and the knee-length version already.

  • Size range: 0-32
  • Variations: 5 which include 3 pants lengths options- shorts, cropped & full length and 2 skirt lengths – knee & full length
  • Features: Dolman & tank bodice options
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knits such as rayon/viscose jersey, cotton jersey, modal and cupro
  • Skill level: Confident beginner
  • Bonus: Full Bust pattern pieces included
  • Format: PDF

I have reviewed this pattern on both here on the blog and over on my Youtube channel if you would like to read or watch it.

Sirocco Jumpsuit by Deer and Doe Patterns

The Sirocco jumpsuit is mock-wrap knit jumpsuit with short set-in sleeves and pleated pants. It is greatly loved in the sewing community. I have made the jumpsuit version already and I have another one planned out.

  • Size range: 34 to 46 (printed) and 34 to 52 (PDF)
  • Versions: Two – Version A has tapered legs, version B is a romper.
  • Features: Mock -wrap and short set-in sleeves.
  • Fabric: Jersey fabric
  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Availability: Both paper and PDF.

I have reviewed the sirocco jumpsuit in a blog post over here and over on my Youtube channel here.

New Look 6446

The New Look 6446 is one from the big 4 which is a favourite of many. We both know that getting the right fitting with the big 4 patterns it is not the easiest thing. But once you get it right, you are sure to sew it up more than once. And I have made this pattern twice already.

New Look 6446
  • Size range: 6-18 (UK), 2-14(US) & 34-46(EU)
  • Variations: 4 which include a jumpsuit, a playsuit, a knee-length dress and a maxi.
  • Features: Sleeveless and squared neckline.
  • Fabric: Woven fabrics such as cotton, chambray, lawn, linen, corduroy, denim
  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Availability: Paper

I have reviewed this pattern over here on my blog.

Zadie jumpsuit by Paper Theory Patterns

The Zadie jumpsuit is relaxed and easy to wear jumpsuit. It wraps around the body with just strings with no need for zips or buttons. Which is a win for any sewist who would rather skip those steps. I made the sleeveless version in a tie and dye Ankara / African wax print fabric.

Zadie Jumpsuit
  • Size range: 6 -28
  • Versions: 2 included; sleeveless with dropped shoulders and 3/4 sleeves.
  • Features: Wrap which fastens with ties and wide legs.
  • Fabrics: Woven fabrics such as cotton, linen
  • Skill level: Advanced beginner
  • Format: PDF

I share my review of the Zadie jumpsuit in this video over on my Youtube channel.

I love all the jumpsuits I have made and they all offer unlimited possibilities. They can all be dressed up or down which is greatly determined by the fabric you choose. Have you made any of the patterns show before? If not, which one would you like to have a go at making?

Thanks for stopping by. xx

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