{Deer & Doe} Datura two ways

As I sit here watching France play Croatia in the World Cup Final, I thought it'd be fitting to share my two versions of the Datura blouse by Deer & Doe. Even though I want Croatia to win. Sorry, France. Deer & Doe are probably my favourite pattern company. I have made a few of them and have plans for a Mélilot soon.
Deer & Doe Datura blouse and Sew Over It Ultimate Trousers
The Datura comes in 2 versions: with a peter pan collar or a cool cut out neckline. They both have self lined yokes so the finish is very clean. I chose to use French seams (strong French theme today, huh?) in both of my tops. I can almost wear them inside out.
Deer & Doe Datura blouse and Sew Over It Ultimate Trousers
The buttons on the back aren't functional - although they are on my blue one because I didn't read the instructions properly. Haha! Muppet. 
Deer and Doe Datura Blouse and Tilly and the Buttons Arielle Skirt
The fabric I used for the coral one is just a cotton. The blue is a lovely broderie anglaise that I've had for years.
I made a size 40 and I love the fit. It's feminine and contemporary. I've been wearing them in the hot weather as well and they're perfect for it as they're fairly loose and floaty.
Deer and Doe Datura blouse
I absolutely love the cut out neckline. Such a striking look. It's not difficult to do but it is a little fiddly. I am very happy with mine though. The only disappointment is with a visible seam on my binding. But it was one of those things I couldn't avoid - whichever way I placed the binding, I was getting a seam on the front somewhere.
Deer and Doe Datura blouse
The yokes are attached in a very interesting way - shoulder seams are left for last. I think Sew Over It do it that way on the Elsie dress as well but I'm not totally sure. I was a little confused the first time, but it all clicked into place for the second version and I love the way it looks. 
Lisette 6183 and Deer and Doe Datura blouse
I like the curved hem, too. It looks really cute with jeans. And now I want some colour blocked versions.
Lisette 6183 and Deer and Doe Datura blouse
As an aside, the denim skirt I'm wearing with the blue version is an Arielle by Tilly and the Buttons. I've made one before and I love them both. I didn't line this one though and it was super speedy to make. 
Deer and Doe Datura Blouse and Tilly and the Buttons Arielle Skirt
The trousers are the Ultimate trousers from Sew Over It and I've made a fair few of them now. These are my loosest ones. The fabric is a wool blend with some stretch and they're super comfortable.  
Deer & Doe Datura blouse and Sew Over It Ultimate Trousers

Pattern: Datura by Deer & Doe
Version: both
Size: 40
Changes: none other than an accidental functional button placket
Fabric: cotton and broderie anglaise

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