Hi everyone! I’m back for this months Minerva Crafts Blogger Network post, and I have some happy news to tell you! This is my one year anniversary on MCBN! My first post went up on Minerva Crafts August 13th 2017, and I made two Ogden camis for that post. I was so proud to be a part of the MCBN, and I still am!
Twelve posts, with together nine dresses, three cardigans, two camis, one skirt and one kimono later here I am again! That really sums up a nice year! I am so incredibly grateful to be part of this amazingly talented group of people. I also hope that I’ve inspired some of you to start making.
So to celebrate my anniversary I made myself two shirts, one shirt dress and one shirt - You know… To wear with... Trousers…! Yes, I wanted to start wearing more separates, so this is me trying lightly. I made the Melilot shirt and the Bruyere shirt from Deer and Doe. And Minerva Crafts is stocking all of Deer and Does Patterns, including the newest addition Myosotis, Narcisse and Nenuphar, which I help tested.
For the Melilot shirt, I made version B of the pattern with short sleeves, visible button placket, and mandarin collar. Originally, my plan was to make the sleeved version, but I changed my mind because it was so hot outside when I sat down at the cutting table.
The fabric I choose for this shirt is the linen-look textured suiting Fabric in colour denim blue. I was so surprised by the fabric, by the looks of it the fabric wasn’t that impressive, but after wearing it, it was so light and breezy all day and I loved it! It doesn’t wrinkle easily and it was perfect to throw over some leggings because the back bodice covers your bum.
The Bruyere shirt from Deer and Doe is one of their older patterns, but a really good one if you haven’t made it yet! I have made the pattern before, but It doesn’t fit me as good anymore so this was a great chance to upgrade the wardrobe. I lengthen the skirt part by 20 cm to make it a shirt dress.
The fabric I used for this was the small spotty print Polycotton Fabric in Navy Blue with dots. I’ve been thinking about a navy with white polka dot shirt dress after seeing Abigail Spencer wearing one to the royal wedding back in May. It was so simple and elegant, and she wore it so effortlessly. So, I shamelessly copied the dress, right down to the bigger plain white buttons and white collar and cuffs. I made it knee length to make it more everyday-friendly.
This was my months make, if you would like to see more of my makes please visit my page at sopbac.com, or hang out with me on Instagram @sopbac_ . Hope to see you there!