The Myosotis dress is one of these patterns that take a long time maturing and becoming a reality. I had wanted to create such a dress for over a year: an aerial summer dress, oversized but flattering, casual but feminine. I wanted ruffles and dramatic volumes, but also a version that would be easy to wear in most situations.
Myosotis is a shirtdress with a slightly oversized fit. Version A of the pattern makes a statement with wide ruffles at the sleeves and hem, while version B is more subtle with plain sleeves and a simple gathered skirt.
Bust darts as well as front and back waist darts delicately bring the dress in, lending a touch of femininity to its silhouette. Discreet inseam pockets add convenience without bulk. The waistline is slightly higher than the natural waist, which, associated with the above-the-knee length, keeps it young and fresh looking. Finally, the V-shaped buttoned neckline frames the face nicely and brings some lightness to the bodice.
The Myosotis dress is a level 3 out of 5, which corresponds to an intermediate level. The main technical points are the mandarin collar and the numerous gathered panels, especially if you choose a flowy and slippery fabric.