Deer & Doe – Reglisse Dress Sew Along

Deer & Doe is an indie pattern company based in Paris France, run by the lovely Eléonore – their patterns are beautifully manufactured and packaged in France – they arrive in a lovely sleeve and the pattern itself is on nice thick paper.  I stumbled across Deer & Doe a few weeks ago, I often feel fussy when it comes to choosing ladies sewing patterns, I like something a bit different with classic styles but modern twists and when I looked at Deer & Doe’s pattern shop I just wanted to buy them all, this is quite a rare experience for me as often I’m used to preferring one pattern above and beyond the rest – but honestly I’d be happy to have a wardrobe full of different Deer & Doe designs – they are just stunning!!!

So I had to choose and I went for two patterns the Reglisse (Licorice in English) Dress and the Datura Blouse – I haven’t had a chance to make a Datura yet, so this post is all about the Reglisse!   My pattern purchase just happened to coincide with the Deer & Doe Reglisse Sew Along so I decided to make this dress first.

Reglisse Collage

This dress is a summer dress with an elasticated waistline a bias cut bodice, cap sleeves and pussy cat bow! So cute!

Bird Dress 3

The dress is perfect for twirling with a really full skirt.

Bird Dress2

I made my dress out of a viscose fabric with swallows (I have a real thing for bird fabrics lately!) I cut the dress one inch longer than the pattern as I’m quite tall (5′ 10″) and added a pretty gold satin trim to the bottom of the skirt rather than making my own bias tape – this dress called for 4 metres of bias and I just felt it more economical to buy it pre made and also it gave it a bit of an “expensive” feel adding the hint of gold!

Birds Bias Dress

I think this dress would look super cute with a cardigan for everyday wear and will be perfect for nights out.  When I make my next Reglisse I’ll likely add another few inches to the length as it’s a little shorter than I normally wear and when the wind hits that skirt it’s hard to maintain modesty ;-)

Birds Dress 4

But overall I LOVE this dress, sewing with viscose for the first time went really well and the drape is beautiful! I am one happy bunny!!!

Me Bird Dress

A special thanks to my 3-year-old munchkin Emma for taking these outside shots in our garden, she’s a little fashion photographer in the making  ;-)

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One comment on “Deer & Doe – Reglisse Dress Sew Along
  1. Ginger says:

    Lovely dress! I found your blog through a Google image search for finished versions of this dress, and yours is so sweet!

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