Continuing with Doe clothes week…
It’s time for a dress and a skirt.
The dress that I made is something that I frankensteined from Vintage Vogue V9000 and the Deer and Doe Belladone dress pattern.
I wanted to use a navy and white plaid from the collection to create something kind of crisp and playful. I really liked the top from the Vogue pattern, but I wasn’t a big fan of the full skirt. So I took the bodice from the Vogue pattern and used the skirt from the Deer and Doe. They came together surprisingly well–I only had to add a little extra width to the skirt front. And, in using the Deer and Doe skirt, it added pockets. Bonus!
And here’s a picture of me and Elisabeth from Robert Kaufman at Market in our Doe dresses. Isn’t her’s amazing? She used the Michelle My Belle dress pattern from Liberty Love with flying geese units to make the skirt.
I also made a pencil skirt in Doe. I wanted something simple and classic, so I used Burdastyle #107a. It came together quickly and easily.
I lowered the waistline and lined it with silk (from Robert Kaufman). This made it feel super luxurious to wear! I liked that so much, that I’m planning to line all future skirts with silk also.
Here’s the finished project…in use and on the couch.
Also fun that day at the show was how well Nichole from Kaufman and I matched in our chosen Doe prints. Her top is the Made By Rae Ruby pattern.
In fact, Elisabeth, Nichole and I all had on Doe…
Elisabeth’s top is the Liesl + Co Late Lunch Tunic and it was so lovely.
In other clothing-related news that day, it was so fun to see Amber from Fancy Tiger in a Botanics top. The pattern is their new one, the Sailor Top. I definitely need to make one of those soon…
Haha, I’ve used “frankensteined” as a verb before too! Those garments look great:)
Haha, that’s great, Carmen! Thanks so much!
Doe looks amazing sewn up into garments. I love them all, but am in awe of Elisabeth’s Doe dress. What pattern is it? And are there any closer pics of the skirt? Just gorgeous! Can’t wait for Doe. 🙂
Thanks, Shelly, and yes, Elisabeth’s dress is AMAZING! Watch out for an email, I’m going to see if I can get you more info on it.
Cheryl Arkison says
Damn, you are just so gorgeous.