Deer & Doe Myosotis Dress - Project Notes

This Myosotis Dress by Deer and Doe is sewn using a Linen and Viscose blend dress fabric from Minerva Crafts. The 1” buttons were purchased at John Lewis and I dyed the fabric using Dylon All-In-1 Fabric Dye Pod in Plum Red.

I’ve adapted the Mysotis Dress by Deer & Doe by lengthening the skirt to midi length and adding patch pockets and buttons through the skirt.

Myosotis Dress Hack Modifications

  • Shortened the sleeves

  • Lengthened the skirt

  • I didn’t cut the front skirt pattern on the fold I cut two separate front pieces

  • I extended the facings so they reach from the collar to the bottom of the skirt and interfaced.

  • When gathering the skirt pieces I started the gathers aprox 1” from the centre front so there are no gathers on the new button band.

  • Cut two 8 3/4” by 7 1/4” rectangles for pockets. Fold and press the top over by 1/4’ and again by 1”. Top stitch 7/8” from the fold. I top stitched my pockets in place after sewing the dress together so I could check the placement - as a guide mine are 7” from the centre of the buttons and the bottom of the pocket is roughly where my fingertips reach.

  • I placed 11 buttons and spaced them about 2 1/2” apart leaving 10” open at the bottom of the skirt. - I’m 5ft so you will want to add more buttons if you are much taller ;)

  • I can get the dress on and off without undoing the buttons so I omitted button holes and sewed the buttons through all layers of fabric

If you have any questions you’re welcome to email me at alex@alexcollinsdesigns.com

Alex Collins