Doe Dress and Doe Pencil Skirt.

Continuing with Doe clothes week

It’s time for a dress and a skirt.

The dress that I made is something that I frankensteined from Vintage Vogue V9000 and the Deer and Doe Belladone dress pattern.


Vintage Vogue meets Deer and Doe


I wanted to use a navy and white plaid from the collection to create something kind of crisp and playful. I really liked the top from the Vogue pattern, but I wasn’t a big fan of the full skirt. So I took the bodice from the Vogue pattern and used the skirt from the Deer and Doe. They came together surprisingly well–I only had to add a little extra width to the skirt front. And, in using the Deer and Doe skirt, it added pockets. Bonus!


Doe dress making_Carolyn Friedlander


Blue plaid dress at Quilt Market_Carolyn Friedlander


And here’s a picture of me and Elisabeth from Robert Kaufman at Market in our Doe dresses. Isn’t her’s amazing? She used the Michelle My Belle dress pattern from Liberty Love with flying geese units to make the skirt.


Carolyn Friedlander and Elisabeth Woo in Doe dresses


I also made a pencil skirt in Doe. I wanted something simple and classic, so I used Burdastyle #107a. It came together quickly and easily.


Doe pencil skirt beginnings_Carolyn Friedlander


I lowered the waistline and lined it with silk (from Robert Kaufman). This made it feel super luxurious to wear! I liked that so much, that I’m planning to line all future skirts with silk also.


Silk lined Doe Pencil Skirt_Carolyn Friedlander


Here’s the finished project…in use and on the couch.


Doe pencil skirt at Quilt Market_Carolyn Friedlander


Also fun that day at the show was how well Nichole from Kaufman and I matched in our chosen Doe prints. Her top is the Made By Rae Ruby pattern.


Nichole and Carolyn in Doe Clothes at Quilt Market


In fact, Elisabeth, Nichole and I all had on Doe…


Elisabeth, Nichole and Carolyn in Doe at Quilt Market


Elisabeth’s top is the Liesl + Co Late Lunch Tunic and it was so lovely.


In other clothing-related news that day, it was so fun to see Amber from Fancy Tiger in a Botanics top. The pattern is their new one, the Sailor Top. I definitely need to make one of those soon…


Doe pencil skirt and Botanics Sailor Top









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5 Responses to Doe Dress and Doe Pencil Skirt.

  1. Carmen November 20, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    Haha, I’ve used “frankensteined” as a verb before too! Those garments look great:)

  2. Shelly November 24, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    Doe looks amazing sewn up into garments. I love them all, but am in awe of Elisabeth’s Doe dress. What pattern is it? And are there any closer pics of the skirt? Just gorgeous! Can’t wait for Doe. 🙂

    • carolynfriedlander November 24, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

      Thanks, Shelly, and yes, Elisabeth’s dress is AMAZING! Watch out for an email, I’m going to see if I can get you more info on it.

  3. Cheryl Arkison November 25, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

    Damn, you are just so gorgeous.

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