Hey, everyone! It’s me, Sophie, here to show you what my months make has been. Do you feel it? The warm breeze, the sunlight on your face, and the fact that it’s still light outside when it’s ten o’clock at night.

I love it, the winter has been going on for too long for my liking, so I’m enjoying every minute of this. To go with this amazing feeling, I’ve made myself the perfect dress.

Deer & Doe has recently released their new Spring and Summer collection and I’ve been so lucky to have been testing two of the three patterns that has come out. I’ve been a huge fan of Deer & Doe ever since I started to sew about four years ago, so it was such an honour! But even though I love the new collection there is still some of their patterns I haven’t made yet.

For celebrating spring, I made the Reglisse Dress Pattern. The dress pattern has two variations: Version A has a collar with a necktie and a smocked waistband. Version B has a mock button band with an elastic waistband.

I made a bit of both version, I took the collar and necktie from version A and the elastic waistband from version B. I don’t have any dresses or shirts that has a pussy bow, and this was a great way to see if I like it or not. The verdict? I’m loving it!

The amazingly appropriate fabric that I’ve chosen to go with this dress is three meters of this Cotton Fabric. The width of the fabric is 150 cm (60 inches), which gives a lot of opportunities to make a lot of different garments. The print of the fabric is beautiful stems of flowers or leaves. The colours compliment each other with the perfect mixture of spring - pink, green, blue, yellow, and purple. Perfection.

I made the dress in a size 40 on all the parts. The only alteration I made to the pattern was to add a 4 cm to the length of the bodice. As to finishing the hem of the skirt, I’ve tried different methods to hemming circle skirts and this is one of the more successful ones. I used cotton bias binding to hem this skirt. It works wonderfully, since it weighs the skirt down a bit more so it doesn’t blow up, it being a circle skirt and all. I love twirling in a circle skirt, but it’s a pain when you don’t want to show the world your underwear…

I hope you’ve liked the dress I’ve made, and that it has inspired you to think of your spring wardrobe. I’m very happy with this new addition to my wardrobe at least. You can see my other makes over at my own blog at sopbac.com, or come hang with me @sopbac_ on Instagram. ?