Deer and Doe Mélilot shirt

Deer and Doe // Mélilot Shirt

Well, August is going swimmingly! What, with the wonderful Sewing Weekender in Cambridge last weekend — which was absolutely brilliant, check out Gabby’s fabulous vlog about it — and this, my third make, in the form of Deer and Doe’s Mélilot Shirt. I used some wonderful Atelier Brunette Blossom Shell viscose I had leftover from a previous make. She’s a bright and breezy beaut! Let me tell you more about her.

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Deer and Doe // Houndstooth Belladone Dress

Well, that was a slightly longer break than I wanted it to be! For a few different reasons; I’ve been working away on the trousers for my Made Up Initiative pledge, including tracing and toiling, and am now well into construction. But I’m waiting for some matching Moon overlocker thread I’ve ordered online, otherwise I’d probably be sewing right now. This August weather is a little wet for outdoor photos so again, today’s post features some from ma chambre. Finally, the laptop I use to write blog posts is soooooo slow! Posting takes ages. This is without even mentioning that my iPhone 5c constantly complains about being too full to take photos! Pesky thing. I do wish my DSLR still worked. 😦

But here I am :D, talking about my houndstooth Deer and Doe Belladone dress. As soon as I saw that cut-out diamond in the back, I needed to make this pattern! Getting hold of the French independent company’s patterns online turned out to be a little tricky (Deer and Doe themselves were out of stock) but I finally managed to get hold of one from The Village Haberdashery.

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