Get it? Does eat oats. It has deer on it and it is a blatant copy of the Deer&Doe Sureau pattern which I couldn't afford at the time and knew I could make myself. I was talking to a friend the other day and he when he asked if I had pictures of what I've been making, I was just like....no. I haven't taken any pictures or made posts in MONTHS. I don't know why. This dress was finished maybe in February? Something like that. Just not in the mood to take pictures I guess. I even took photos off a card in my camera that has pictures of dresses on it from last summer that I just never put up.
I almost didn't want to post this dress at all, I felt bad that I copied a design. But I had taken pictures, so I might as well put it up! Plus, I just bought a Deer&Doe pattern a while back (Bruyere) so I feel a bit better for supporting the company. I just read so many reviews of the Sureau pattern and it seemed like it would be one of those that I had to make so many changes on that I would end up, as I so often do, wondering why I didn't just draft the thing myself.
...So I did.
Made out of an Art Gallery quilting cotton that I just loved for some reason, even though I don't usually use cotton and the print doesn't really seem like my style. I saw it in a store and just really wanted it. Such a nice hand for a quilting cotton, Art Gallery makes some great fabrics. And in between making things out of fabric that I want to throw out a window, I've been doing easy dresses with cottons. Just for fun.
I made a bodice that fit better, it is still around somewhere, but decided that I wanted the dress to be loose and comfortable. Tunic-like and easy to wear. So I remade the top.
Novelty print sort of makes dresses look 'homemade' but I don't really care. I still like it. I'm quite happy with the dress and I've worn it a few times already. Lightweight cotton with sleeves is a nice for in-between seasons.
And it has pockets.
I took pictures of a few other dresses, but I'm heading to Scotland on Saturday, so it'll be a while before I post!