The Melilot

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Another day, another blouse.

This time a Melilot shirt by Deer and Doe.

I’ve just received the latest Next catalogue and there was an image of a whole row of Melilot type shirts in beautiful colours. I recognised the pattern straight away, having had the pattern for a while, got to work.

I used a lightly woven poly blend ( I think) deadstock, slightly faulty, fabric from brick and mortar shop, Waltons in Goldthorpe. I was told it was ex Zara. I think it was just £3/m!!!!

I choose view B. A casual shirt with drop shoulders and cuffed short sleeves and a mandarin collar. This is super fast to make up.

The covered button placket is useful when you are working with a limited button selection!

My husband is working from home at the moment so I am wondering if he may not miss a few buttons off his work shirts!!

It is so lovely to wear on warmer days in the office I have a few more in plain viscose jewel colours planned.

I made it up full length. My, it was long!!!!

The pattern has a curved hem and advises you to hem before you sew up the sides. Don’t do this if you have pesky material that grows as you handle it!! Unfortunately, I ended up with the fronts at different lengths.

I couldn’t bear to redo the curved hem again, so I cheated and cut it straight across, removing 2 inches at the front and more at the back and just re hemmed it straight.

It is still a decent length to tuck in!

Next time I will cut it out even shorter, with a straight hem and incorporate a slit either side, to wear it out, not tucked in.

It’s another winner!!!

Love, Lucie xx

5 comments

  1. Another great make. It is tricky when making things at present if you are short of things like buttons. When I was making masks I was a bit short of coloured coltton, buttons and elastic. Though I do have enough to make another couple of the masks.

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  2. This looks fab! I feel I am on the same page as you lately as I too have been making shirts (still on a mission to find the “perfect” shirts – the perfect fitted shirt and the perfect looser shirt)… I’ve just toiled a Melilot to check fit and darts (having bought the silk shirt kit from ClothSpot) and now to make a wearable toile with plans to make into a dress at some point or add on a proper skirt to make a SOI Florence/Melilot hybrid! And obviously to make it in the silk I was sent too… So many plans, so little time…!

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