Changes are far from being purely visual: updated instruction booklets with extra illustrations, additional information on yardage and finished garments measurements, some small fixes in patterns grading, and sometimes even new variations, we are going all out to make sure that Deer&Doe patterns offer the best sewing experience possible.
Indeed, since the launch of the first collection in 2012, our standards of quality have changed. Today, we attach even more importance to the fit of our patterns, the clarity of our explanations and pattern sheets, and the different variations than can be made from the same pattern. You also have been giving us some constructive feedback: a couple notches missing from the Chataigne waistband, for instance, or a pattern piece on the cross-grain on Airelle’s cutting layout.
These last six months, we have taken the time to address each pattern, one by one. Belladone, Chardon, Chataigne, Datura, Brume, Ondée, Centaurée and Bruyère have already been updated. The Airelle blouse is back in the shop today, with a new instruction booklet and an extra option for short sleeves! The next patterns to undergo these changes will all be dresses: Sureau, Aubépine, Réglisse, and Bleuet.
Unfortunately, the Pavot jacket and Anémone skirt do not meet our quality standards anymore, and there would be so many modifications needed to bring them up to a satisfying level that the new editions would end up quite different from the original patterns. We have thus decided to stop printing new copies, and these two patterns will be retired from the shop once the existing copies are sold out. We have only 150 Anémone and 50 Pavot patterns left. If you want to get your hands on these two, now is the time!
However, we don’t want the absence of these two patterns to leave a void in our catalogue for too long. Once the fall-winter collection is out, we will spend the last months of the year to work in-depth on the patterns that will replace them: an unlined spring jacket, and a modern and feminine skirt. Our goal: to offer in the beginning of next year two new patterns of similar style, which we hope you will like even more!