Friday, April 4, 2014

Datura #2: A Pattern By Deer and Doe

I finally made another Datura blouse by Deer and Doe.  I am pretty sure I mentioned this before, but I love this pattern.  I like the way it comes together so much and I love the fit.  This time around I made the collared version (love it), and used some of the Palos Verdes Voile by A Creative Mint for Cloud 9.  This fabric is gorgeous by the way.  
Sorry, I didn't realize how wrinkled it was until I saw these photos!  Here is the back.
Let's rewind of a second and talk about the first Datura I made last year.  I made the triangle cut out version, and used Essex linen in flax for the top portion and The Way of Flowers from the Koi Collection by Rashida Coleman-Hale for the bottom.  Pretty much love how this one turned out as well.
I am also in the process of making another version, with a plain neckline and straight hem using a Nani Iro double gauze I got from a seller on Instagram.  (Instagram is so amazing…and yet so dangerous!)  I have been wanting to make a top or skirt using a border print where I don’t have to hem, and this is it!  I was hoping to have it finished to show you today, but it has been very difficult finding time to sew this week.  You will just have to just check out my pieces for now, and hopefully I will have a finished product to show off soon.
I also have a couple of other Datura blouse ideas and I even bought fabric for them already.  One is similar to a Datura blouse I saw on @christinehaynes feed on Instagram a week or so ago using a navy Art Gallery print for the bottom half and a natural linen color for the top and collar.  I found the same print in a dark gray and plan on making pretty much the same top!  So awesome.  Then for the other I just found another Art Gallery print from the Indian Summer Collection by Sarah Watson.  For this fabric I was thinking plain neckline but a hi-lo hem….if that is even the correct term for it!  Do you think that will be enough?!?!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  This post is linked up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. Cute tops! I love a pattern with options!

    1. Thanks so much Jessica! It is so great to hear from you!