I can appreciate we need to step out of our comfort zone every so often. The Myosotis Dress by Deer and Doe in this tiny spotty viscose was me, doing just that.
I had a vision that I’ve just not pulled off here.
There’s nothing wrong with the dress, per se. It is just me in it;)!
I’ve been loving the long dress trend, and the tiered gathered skirt.
But I’m more used to a neater silhouette. A style with less fabric, and generally more fitted.
Age has thickened my waist but I’m not ready to disguise it completely.
I feel swamped by the Myosotis. I feel the gathered skirt has just added to my waist, instead of suggesting one. I added the ties, as I had seen many others do, but it makes minimal difference to the silhouette.
I made the size 40, matching the bust 36.25”. I’m a 35.5” bust. It fits perfectly above the waist.
My husband laughed when he saw me in it! And, yes, I really wouldn’t wear something my husband really disliked. You can judge me if you like :)!
When I look at the photos, I think it looks just fine. It’s just not me.
However, there are things I love. The bodice fits beautifully. I love the neckline. I left off the buttons and just sewed the placket closed.
I also love the sleeves.
So I really want to alter it to use those.
I thought in the first instance I would cut off the bottom tier and shorten it to above the knee. That might make it wearable as a holiday dress.
If that fails, I’ll take off the skirt and try a slightly gathered short peplum.
Any other ideas? I’m off to search Myosotis hacks. I’ll let you know how I get on.
Love, Lucie xx