the Bleuet Robe by Deer and Doe has got a lot of nice features: shirtdress with princess seams, no waistline, A-line skirt, nice collar and a cute little bow at the back. There are puffed short sleeves which balance out the wider skirt nicely.
My first Belladone I made out of a cheap yellow linnen. Sadly not my colour which was the reason I hardly wore it.
After seeing the picture taken for Me-Made-May'14, I dyed it with a sky blue dye, but it got only dirtyish.
A second dye with dark blue changed it in a denim-like colour which was fine because the thread kept its yellow colour! It is a lot better now.
My wish was a long-sleeved version when Claudia of Bunte Kleider showed us a nice dress sewn with the Archer's sleeves. So I knew what to do and made me a longsleeved Bleuet out of Liberty Tana Lawn Edenham K.
Everything came together nicely, I scooped the waist higher by 1cm and cut the skirtlength 4cm longer than size 46, sewed together everything to check the fit and then finished the seams together with my serger to topstitch them afterwards. I changed the way to add the sleeve bands. The Liberty-Bleuet I sewed with french seams and finished the hem with my machine's roll hemmer foot.
I like the dresses silhouette. The puffed sleeves have a very narrow band that hinders me to put my arms over the head. The longsleeve however is very comfortable to wear.
Pattern: Robe Bleuet, Deer+Doe
sleeves: Archer, Grainline Studio
Size: 38 Bust- 40 Waist- 42 Hip
Waist raised with 1cm, Length 4cm longer than size 46.
Fabric: Liberty Tana Lawn Edenham K.
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