Deer And Doe Givre body-con dress

Here is my new Givre dress with contrasting yoke. It is close-fitting. Wearing such a close-fitting body-con dress is a bit intimidating, but having worn it around yesterday, I realized it can be quite liberating too. Yep, this is me, and I ain’t hiding it!

The two jersey knits that I used for this dress are from Dear Stella. “Scallop Dot Fossil” for the body of the dress and “Triangle Dot Fossil” for the yoke. I don’t usually mix prints but this one seemed quite obvious to me with the common dot element!

I sewed 99% of this dress using my serger. Fun! I serged blind hems for the sleeves and the dress (note that I still have some work to do to achieve a real “blind” look), and I only used the regular sewing machine to attach the neckband.

I’m so happy that I chose this Deer And Doe pattern to introduce me to sewing with knits. The instructions were very clear and the “sewing with knits” part of the booklet is super helpful! I cut a size 36 and made no alterations. I love the knee length and how it fits. The dress is comfy, flattering, and its 3/4 sleeves are perfect for the season. This Givre dress will see a lot of use over the coming months!

Now for some pictures:

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Thanks for looking!

Emmanuelle

 

By | 2017-10-07T10:57:23+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|8 Comments

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  1. mags October 3, 2017 at 01:44 - Reply

    Wow, it looks fabulous. Love the fabric and the fit.

  2. rosemary October 3, 2017 at 12:41 - Reply

    Ooo I’ve been looking at this pattern! But I’m intimidated by its super close for.

    • zoubi zoubisou October 5, 2017 at 17:53 - Reply

      I know exactly how you feel! I was intimidated too 😊 In the end, I find the fit quite flattering and the dress is just super comfy!

  3. carmenross88 October 5, 2017 at 12:22 - Reply

    Gorgeous! Try McCalls 6886 next. You will be addicted to sweater dresses.

    • zoubi zoubisou October 5, 2017 at 17:58 - Reply

      Thank you Carmen! That’s a great suggestion 😊 and I completely trust you on that, your versions of the McCalls 6886 are gorgeous!

  4. wedreamaloud October 8, 2017 at 07:28 - Reply

    Lovely dress…looks gorgeous on you! Great job!

    • zoubi zoubisou October 11, 2017 at 11:20 - Reply

      Thank you very much! ☺️😘

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