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Floral Myosotis Dress by Frölein Tilia

Hi everyone! I'm Eveline from Frölein Tilia! A sewing blog covering pattern reviews, hacks, tutorials and inspiration ideas! I am very excited to show you my first (of hopefully many) project for the Minerva blog!

I love to wear dresses in summer. Since we're in the warmer months now, it's no surprise that I chose a dress as my first piece.

But maybe it's also because I was incredibly attracted by this beautiful Viscose Fabric. The bright flowers on a white background are pure summer for me! I knew this fabric was meant to be a light summer dress like the Myosotis Dress by Deer and Doe.

I’ve already sewn a Myosotis Dress last year and it’s one of my most worn dresses. 

This time I chose version A with two gathered skirt parts. However, I omitted the gathered sleeves and drew my own sleeves instead.

I wanted to keep the boho look of the dress, but I think that the gathered sleeve variant looks more beautiful, made of a slightly stiffer fabric. To still get an airy look I drew the sleeves further to get flutter sleeves. Therefore I cut the sleeves in four places and pulled them 5cm apart at the hem.

This way the upper part of the sleeves kept their shape and the lower part of the sleeves are now flowing nicely.

I like the original neckline of the Myosotis dress with the cute collar very much. But I wanted to have a wider neckline for the summer. To make it a bit airier, I changed the neckline to a V-neckline. In order to have a nice finish, I have drawn a facing for both the front and the back neckline.

The whole dress is a little wide. Somehow, I didn't have in mind that the Myosotis pattern is rather on the wide side. In retrospect I could have sewed one size smaller. But for hot summer days wide flutter dresses are exactly the right thing! And this rayon falls wonderfully light and airy. I have worn my floral Myosotis dress several times and love it very much.

I wish you happy sewing,

Eveline

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