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

 

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