The beautiful French Deer & Doe patterns can now be found at Fabric Godmother. I love the modern designs, perfect party dresses as well as wardrobe staples. They come in beautiful packaging, with English as well as French instructions and they ooze French chic. See my favourites below with my top fabric picks.
View the full range of Deer & Doe patterns here.
Belladone is the perfect 'fit and flare' dress. Featuring cute details like the cut out back and diagonal pockets, yes that's right, pockets! I think this dress looks best in a fabric with a bit of body. Add in some texture and you're onto a winning combination. This Banbury cotton twill has just the right amount of both of these features and in a classic navy you will get so much wear out of this dress.
With its box pleats, the Chardon skirt is just crying out to be made in scuba (just in case you have never heard me going on about scuba before). If you haven't tried sewing with it, do it! It's a really satisfying fabric to work with, it sews up easily and doesn't fray, so no need to finish your seams. It has lots of 'bounce' so patterns that have pleats work really well. Just be aware scuba is a jersey so if you are sewing a pattern that is meant for wovens (like this one) then you may want to go down a size to allow for the give in the scuba. This Rose print scuba would just make the most perfect skirt, don't you think?
Safran is a super skinny high waisted jeans pattern. Optional pockets, belt loops and a cropped version make this a perfect wardrobe builder. You need a denim with plenty of stretch, we have just added loads of Stretch denims to the website but my top pick would be this 2 tone denim.
The Zyphyr dress pattern is specifically designed for scuba fabrics or thick jerseys like a ponte roma. And hello! check out that 2 piece version, how sweet is that?? This prism scuba would be totally amazing in this pattern.