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Camille | June 11 2021

We are very excited to announce a special paid collaboration with Bérangère of Couture et Paillettes: an Orchidée video sewalong! Bérangère always does a wonderful job filming pattern sewalongs, and we knew she’d be the perfect fit to show everybody how to sew the Orchidée dress.  This is a three-part Youtube series that will walk […]

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Camille | June 2 2021

Today we are sharing the second half of our sewing with silk blog posts. We’ve already covered prewashing and cutting, so now we will go over how to actually sew with silk and other slippery fabrics. Needles, Thread, & Pins Perhaps the biggest secret to success when it comes to sewing with silks and rayons […]

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Camille | May 26 2021

Slippery fabrics like silk and rayon are the perfect match for many beautiful patterns, including our latest pattern Coquelicot. They drape wonderfully, have a cool hand feel, and come in a wide variety of prints. However, they can be notoriously tricky to sew with, and many sewists will avoid them for fear of potential headaches. […]

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Camille | May 12 2021

Our new expanded size dress forms have arrived at Deer&Doe headquarters! Today we want to show them off and announce our finalized measurement chart. Here is what we’ve been up to behind the scenes since we made our first announcement: With drafting and grading rules defined, we are pleased to now share our final measurement […]

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Camille | May 11 2021

Chances are if you’ve sewn any new patterns in the last year, you’ve come across gathers—and our two newest patterns are no exception. Coquelicot features gathers at the neckline collar, and Orchidée is gathered at both the shoulder and waistband seams. To demonstrate this technique, Pfaff France has put together a handy video tutorial (dubbed […]

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