I love it when I find New Dress Patterns that I like. I’ve been using the same few dress pattern for a number of years and so have been looking for a new design. I wore this dress to Liberty earlier on this year when Anna and I visited to have a ‘behind the scenes’ meeting to see some of the original paintings from the new AW2019 collection. More about that in July when the new collection is launched. This pattern from Deer and Doe is called Sureau (which means elderberry in French).
I’m really pleased with the finished dress and completely love the bright teal colour of the fabric.
The fabric ‘Decadent Blooms’ is from the autumn winter 2018 collection ‘A Palace Garden’. It was so popular that we have sold out of this colourway but do have other colour here. We have other really pretty florals that would suit the style of this dress – a large floral print is great. Here’s a link to Liberty large florals available.
The dress is a mid season dress with bust gathers, mock button placket and gathered skirt. You can either make it with 3/4 length sleeves or sleeveless. I made an adjustment to the dress in the bust area. The pattern is designed for a woman with a C cup and so if you need to adjust this you can learn how to here. Deer & Doe class this pattern as intermediate. I have interlined the dress with silk from Beckford Silk which is just down the road from my studio. I like to interline lots of my dresses. It gives extra body and extends the season of the dress. To have silk as a lining feels really luxurious and lovely to wear. I pre-washed the silk but not the lawn.
I’ve just started selling the gorgeous Deer and Doe patterns on my website. You can see the full range here.
I’m also completely in love with the location of my studio. Behind is the really pretty thatched open shed in the community orchard in the Cotswold village where the studio is based. I love the fact that they even thatched tiny buildings in fields that were meant for animal use.
I hope that this inspires you to make something. Happy sewing x