I’d been reading a lot about Deer and Doe patterns and decided to take a look for myself. The website is beautiful in it’s simplistic design and very easy to navigate. To find out more about indie pattern designer Elenore check out her About and Blog pages of the website. I was pleased to learn that the patterns come with both French and English instructions and my inner-Green can be reassured that the patterns and booklets are printed on recycled paper too. Deer and Doe has a fantastic collection of styles that aren’t overly fussy but don’t lack detail either.
In the online shop, I plumbed for Sureau and Belladone dresses and a few days later my purchases were delivered. I was lusting after the Datura top too but it is for Advanced level sewers… maybe next time I make a Deer and Doe purchase it’ll be in my shopping basket.
I’m going to start with the Sureau Dress, a Spring or Autumn type of dress with a Beginner Level rating. Following Paunnet’s Sureau Sewalong, I’ll be taking it slow and steady… leaving me plenty of time to find a suitable fashion fabric.
Since Belladone is an Intermediate Level pattern, I’ll hold onto this one for a little while. I envisage a plain one, a summery one and an evening version for this pattern so it has plenty of mileage!