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Category: Tutorials and techniques

Eléonore | April 18 2019

If you like the Pensée dress but don’t feel like wearing a low back, read on to learn how to easily modify the pattern to make it bra-friendly! Important: don’t forget to trace all the pieces before making any changes to your pattern. Draw a vertical line (parallel to the straight grain arrow) in the […]

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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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