SOI Doris Dress: Sneak Peek

I wrote a full post on the Sew Hayley Jane blog on this dress as the fabric that I used was from this month’s subscription box, but I thought I’d do a little round up over here to show you the finished article. Recently, the majority of the thing’s that I’ve made have been thanks to lovely people sending me fabrics, so the finished blog posts end up on their website rather than here – but I’ve decided to do little round ups of the makes here on my blog (just so that all of my makes are in the same place) and then will give you a link to click on if you fancy reading the full post about how I found the pattern and the fabric!


Because this is just a sneaky little peek, the pictures I use won’t show the dress properly just so that you can get a basic idea of what’s going on, but you can see here how lovely and drapealicious it is in this delightfully soft, silky viscose so which worked amazingly (I mean I was expecting it to work, but I’m very pleased with the outcome) and feels really lovely against the skin. So soft in fact, that I think I might use the remnants in my mass pyjama-bottom sewing bonanza that I’m planning!


The scalloped lace that I used around the sleeves was one that I had in my stash, but was coveting so much that I hadn’t used it on anything yet, so I decided to just bite the bullet and put it on this dress! I sewed it on by hand because I didn’t want the stitches to show, which I think was a decision well made; it really makes it seem like I took the extra time and is a feature that is the cherry on top in my opinion! I was considering putting the lace around the hem too, but didn’t want it to look too busy with the  print and 8 (I think?) skirt panels!

Finally using this lace – which I inherited so don’t even know where it’s from – has definitely burst the bubble of love that was surrounding it and made me to scared to use any! Now I love it so much that I want to put it on everything. I’m already making another Doris (two in a row, I think the Doris floodgates have officially opened) so that one will probably end up with the lace around its sleeve too!


If you’d like to read more about my experience making this dress, whether you’re considering making Doris yourself or have the same fabric and want to see what it could be used for, make sure to head over to my post on Hayley’s blog to read my full review on Hayley’s blog. Have a great week, everyone!