I knew the moment I saw others post about this pattern on Instagram that I just had to get my hands on this dress.
It’s got the perfect amount of detail. Not overly complicated but still interesting. It’s classy and ladylike but retains a flirty appeal. And this dress is super flattering!
Deer and Doe is a french pattern making company. Eléonore Klein is the inspiration behind the simple, modern and stylish sewing patterns.
I ordered the pattern online a few weeks back. It’s a paper pattern so I had to wait for it to arrive but I wasn’t disappointed the day it was waiting for me in my mailbox. There’s definitely something special about a “real” pattern.
This was a surprisingly easy dress to make. I’ve made it twice now – this version is my second go through (and I already have the fabric for my third Belladone!). This one took me maybe three hours from start to finish, including zipper!
It’s such a beautiful dress.
I can’t say I’m usually a big pocket fan when it comes to dresses but with this one it really seems to work. And the pockets lie nice and flat and don’t draw attention to the hips (phew!).
The zipper is a beautiful hidden detail.
And the back is gorgeous, but tastefully hidden with a little cardi so that this is certainly work appropriate.
I just love this dress so much and can’t wait to wear it this summer!