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Category: Tutorials and techniques

Camille | December 20 2018

There’s no escaping velvet this season! Did you know that there are many different types of velvet, some easier to handle than others? Whether you are a beginner or expert sewist, there is always one you can work with! Contrary to what one might think, velvet is not linked to a specific fiber. It is […]

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Camille | November 15 2018

Our last technical tutorial on the Opium coat is all about lining. Don’t be intimidated, if you take it step-by-step lining a coat is much easier than it looks! Follow steps 5-1 and 5-2 of the instruction booklet to put the lining together, and press the bottom and sleeve hems of the coat carefully. Now […]

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Camille | November 13 2018

We often receive emails asking about adjusting the back of Deer&Doe patterns. Do you have trouble reaching your arms forward when you wear one of our garments? You might need a broad back adjustment! First, you’ll need to determine the amount to add to your back bodice. On your muslin, slash two vertical lines where […]

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Camille | November 9 2018

The tailor collar of the Opium coat is much easier to sew than it looks. Check out this step-by-step tutorial! Sewing the tailor collar starts at step 4 in the illustration booklet, once the sleeves have been assembled to the coat. Check before you start that your pieces have been interfaced as indicated (upper collar, […]

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Camille | November 7 2018

After a pattern release, the one question we get the most is about fabric choice, most specifically if the weight of this or that fabric is adapted to the pattern. So… what is fabric weight anyway? The weight of a fabric depends of the thickness of the threads it’s made of, of the density of the […]

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