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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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 Eléonore 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 Mélilot 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!
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 Eléonore 🙂 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 Zéphyr, the sleeveless knit skater dress 🙂
Aaah Moneta! It’s the third time I’ve sewn this pattern and it’s still as flattering and comfortable. Yet I fear that the more I make, the crazier my fabric choices get: the first one was in a solid color, the second one in classic florals on a black background, but this one is in a crazy bright yellow sunflower print on an electric blue background, 90s flashback style.