Posts matching "knit-fabric"

Deer&Doe: the Givre dress

September 4, 2017

The new Deer&Doe collection is out! It contains three patterns: the Givre dress/tee/tank top, the Azara midi skirt, and the Bleuet dress which is back in a brand new edition. After sewing a million muslins and prototypes all summer, I actually don’t have many personal versions of these patterns to show you here, but I still wanted to post about my favorite Givre dress!

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A little bit 70’s

April 16, 2017

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I’m not one to hide my love for a good knit dress: classy yet comfortable, the ideal secret pajama! Especially in floral prints, these are always the dresses that get me the most compliments 😉 My floral Moneta dress is starting to look a little worse for wear so it was time to come up with a successor!

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A velvet holiday dress

January 9, 2017

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Happy new year everyone, I wish you all the best for 2017!

My 2016 was full of changes, and a true rollercoaster of emotions: a year ago, I was leaving AI research behind to join ElĂ©onore at Deer&Doe. It was a leap of faith to turn my back to an academic carreer after spending so much time and effort getting my PhD, but I haven’t regretted it. Being self-employed is both terrifying and thrilling, and each new day is an opportunity to build and learn new things. I am so proud of the work we accomplished, and even more enthusiastic for the projects to come! Other changes have been harder to deal with: I had to move twice, with a last-minute change of plans that had me living between two continents, far away from my home and my husband nearly half of the year, and my depression resurfaced for a while. But there were lots of wonderful moments as well: a road-trip to New Orleans to attend a beautiful wedding, another one down the East coast with my parents and siblings who visited the US for the first time, a trip to Estonia to celebrate ten years of friendship with my college roomates… Obviously with all of this my sewing and blogging productivity took a hit!

I did sew (and even knit!) a few projects since September, but they were either top-secret tests or Christmas gifts: a MĂ©lilot for my mom, an Archer for my sister, and a bunch of baby clothes for all the newborns that have been popping up around me lately. So with the holidays approaching I felt like taking some time for myself to make something I’ve been dreaming of for years: a velvet holiday dress!

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Deer&Doe: the ZĂ©phyr dress – version B

March 8, 2016

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As I was saying in my previous post, in addition to sewing the crew neck version (version A) of the ZĂ©phyr dress, one of the new Deer&Doe patterns, I also made version B. It’s my favorite variation of the pattern, with this slightly curved V neckline that I find gorgeous 🙂

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Deer&Doe: the ZĂ©phyr dress – version A

March 8, 2016

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Here is is, the new spring-summer 2016 collection from Deer&Doe! This collection is very special to me because it is the first since I started working with ElĂ©onore 🙂 Even though she is the one who does all the pattern design, I was closely involved with the creation process and I am pretty overwhelmed by what a warm welcome the patterns have been getting! Anyways, I love these patterns, so much that I managed to snatch a little free time in between sewing prototypes for the photoshoot and working on the new website to make my own versions! Today I’m showing you ZĂ©phyr, the sleeveless knit skater dress 🙂

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