Ooh I'm excited! I got home from work to find a package all the way from France waiting for me and inside was...
... three Deer and Doe patterns which have recently been translated into English. If you haven't heard of this pattern company, they are based in France and some lovely versions of the dresses, coat and blouse have been popping up in the sewing blog world - some of my favourites here, here and here. It was hard to know which patterns to chose but I decided after some deliberation to go for the Belladone dress, the Sureau dress and the Pavot jacket. I ordered these online on Jan 7: how's that for super-speedy shipping?! They are lovely to look at too - packaged in big envelopes with nice illustrations and the patterns themselves are printed on sturdy paper.
I've decided to make these properly, ie make a muslin first, and I've already traced one pattern rather than cutting it straight out of the pattern paper like I usually do. I think I must be growing up!
I'll bring these along to the social sewing on Saturday if anyone wants to trace them off. You can even practice your French with the version française of the instruction booklet.
Now to decide what to make first..