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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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miranda | May 6 2021

We’ve previously demonstrated how to make adjustments on a princess seamed bodice for patterns like Coquelicot, so today we want to demonstrate how to do an FBA or SBA on a gathered bodice like the Orchidée dress and blouse. This tutorial will allow you to get a better fit with the Orchidée pattern, but it […]

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Camille | May 4 2021

Next up in our pattern review round ups: Orchidée! Let’s see what everybody had to say about the Orchidée dress and blouse . . . For each review below, we’ve included some photos and snippets of the reviewers’ thoughts, but we encourage you to visit their pages to read their full posts. You may recognize […]

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Camille | May 3 2021

The reviews are in! Prior to every collection release, we ask different sewists to try out our patterns and share their honest opinions. This allows you to see the garment in varying styles and fabrics, and get a better idea from our reviewers of what it will be like to work with the pattern. Today, […]

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