The last time I sewed this Deer & Doe Myosotis Dress, I announced I’d make a second version in silk. I didn’t. I made it again in viscose bought for £3 a metre from The Bloke Outside Asda. Just kidding! I bought the fabric from TMOS.
The print on this fabric is just amazing, in such vibrant colours. As you can see, it makes a really swishy version of the dress and I feel very 80s grunge wearing it – which is no bad thing.
I washed the fabric twice on 40 degrees before cutting into it; I wanted to be sure that any shrinkage had happened before it ruined a dress. Some viscose can be prone to shrinking in the washing machine. For detailed hints and tips on working with viscose check out my Fabric Focus.
I also ignored the pattern instructions for the collar. Instead, I attached it on the outside of the make with pins, then basted the seam in place before machine sewing. I then turned over the hem on the inside collar and hand stitched in place.
I hope you like this dress as much as I do! I don’t know why I always make more than one version of a pattern I love. Guess it’s value for money!