Hack It! Datura blouse and Laurel dress

18 Jun

The third week’s conest over at IMP2016 is  ‘Hack It!’. We’re invited to “Hack” an indie pattern by altering the design or combining with other indie patterns to create your garment. So I decied to combine the Datura Bouse from Deer & Doe and the Laurel dress from Colette. I’ve made both countless times and knew that combined they’d make the perfect dress.

I used the same crisp, black Japanese poplin that I used to make G.’s shirt back in February. It was wonderful to sew with and washed really well, so I was very pleased to find that they still had some in stock in May. I wrote much more extensively about the hack over on the Monthly Stitch site, which you can read here. I love this dress it came out exactly as I imagined!


This slideshow requires JavaScript.



3 Responses to “Hack It! Datura blouse and Laurel dress”

  1. Lynsey June 20, 2016 at 7:02 am #

    Your dress is lovely, the trim finishes it off perfectly, I’ve had the Datura in my D&D basket for a while, I think I’m going to go and buy it.


    • rosemary June 20, 2016 at 7:14 am #

      Thanks – the trim is my favorite part! You should def go for Datura – its a wonderful blouse (I’ve made quite a few versions of it now).



  1. When Datura met Lauel | The Monthly Stitch - June 18, 2016

    […] I used french seams on the side and was really glad to have my edgstitch foot to to the top stitching along the bottom of the yoke and along the bias binding. Because I did an invisble hem I decided to complete the effect by hand stitching the trim on the inside so the triangles would just peak out the bottom. Overall the effect is just perfect! And I am soo pleased with the final result. If you’re interested there are a ton more photos on my blog. […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

~E Made This!

Upping my sewing skills one seam at a time

Redhead Thread

Adventures in sewing

Sew Sarah Smith

Sewing! Liberating the mind & body and soothing the soul one garment at a time


Sewing Patterns, helping you create a wardrobe of clothes you will cherish forever!


A record of my sewing in 2016

Sew sleep deprived

Lesley blogging about her sewing projects

Wendy Ward

designer | writer | teacher | maker

wasted weekends

misadventures in crafting.

Self Assembly Required

DIY Dressmaking with Emily ❤️


One mans adventures in sewing...

swarm of chickadees

a sewing blog with a nonsense title

dreaming of avonlea

We'll begin with a spin, travelling in the world of my creation - Willy Wonka

Pigeon Wishes

Learning to sew and delearning compulsive shopping habits


From one stitch to another!

Emma and her Machine

Adventures in Sewing

HazelJae Designs

My adventures in fashion design

%d bloggers like this: