I made this Réglisse dress from french indie designers Deer & Doe who is pretty much my favorite designer (Everything they do is pretty much perfect for my body shape!).
The fabric is by Frou-frou Paris and it’s amazing, very soft touch and the shop I bought it from had a bias tape already available for the fabric. Which was a stroke of luck, because the dress apparently need bias tape for all the skirt hem (a first time for me doing an hem with a bias tape, not sure if I’m sold on it to be quite honest)
Anyway the shop I bought the fabric from is italian www.merceriegermaine.com
I’ve been wanting a liberty dress like this for quite some time and i knew i needed to use a fabric that completely satisfied me and a pattern that was both easy and looked good. I wasn’t really expecting the bodice to be bias-cut (I need to learn to read product descriptions well before buying. bad habit of mine) but i guess it really works for the vestibility. (Thankfully i didn’t choose a directional fabric or that would have been a problem…)
The pattern came in two version, one with buttons and one with the neckband. I initially bought the pattern because I wanted to do the simple buttoned style but… the neckbow was so pretty? and my mother insisted A LOT and ended up convincing me.
Which led me to make both versions. So I have the neckbow AND the buttons. Not sure how useful they can be together but I like it.
Anyway, this might end up being my favorite dress for the summer. I already enjoyed it the last few days. So fresh for italian summer (which is HOT)
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