Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Deer and Doe 2013 Spring Summer Pattern Collection

The new collection of patterns from Deer and Doe was launched yesterday and it was definitely worth the wait. Eléonore, the mind behind the brand, was kind enough to be my guest to present the new patterns and to share a few words with us on the creative process of her second collection. Enjoy!


This new collection was very interesting to work on, because my creative process was very different from the last time. 
When I created the five first patterns, Deer and Doe was like a blank canvas on which I was free to draw exactly the collection I dreamed of. To achieve the second collection, I had more constraints: I needed to be consistent in the style, but original in the designs and the techniques used (because nobody wants to feel like he owns 4 identical patterns with just small style differences, even if the style is great!). Add to this a limited amount of time due to the everyday tasks of a business… I really worked on a different level this time!

But even if it was a little bit scary at first, I finally found that these constraints were helping me to produce better, more interesting patterns! I settled on a skirt, a blouse and a dress, and worked around the idea of easy-to-wear and fast-to-sew patterns for instant summer gratification! I added some interest to each of the patterns with cute features or interesting construction, and in the end Chardon, Réglisse and Datura were born!

Chardon is a skirt specifically aimed at beginners: it's a very versatile pattern that grows with your skills! You can start with a very simple version of the skirt, and then add details like the back ribbon, the belt loops, learn how to sew an invisible zipper… the possibilities are countless!

Réglisse is a very interesting pattern for intermediate seamstresses, because it introduces a technique very few patterns use: a bias-cut bodice.
While it's quite simple to construct, the bias cut totally changes how the fabric is hanging, and creates a very flattering effect! It's also a way to have a lot of fun with stripes or plaids!

Datura is definitely the most eye-catching design in this collection. While looking quite simple, this blouse will be really fun to sew for more experienced seamstresses!
The construction ensures a perfect finish, and a lot of interesting details like cut-outs, home-made bias tape, a lined yoke… and a very flattering result even for the bustier of us :)

As always, they were thoroughly tested before the launch to insure maximum wearability and comfort. Some of the patterns changed a LOT during this phase but it was very important for me to set the bar higher than the last time :) . I hope I succeeded!

I organize my patterns by collections because I love to create an harmony and to work with the seasons, but every Deer and Doe pattern is created to work well with the other garments: you can for example pair the Chardon skirt with an Airelle blouse, and how chic would the Datura blouse be styled with skinny jeans and a Pavot jacket for spring?


Thank you so much Eléonore!
But it doesn't end here! To celebrate the launch of the new collection, Eléonore is offering a Réglisse pattern to one of you!

In order to win the pattern, you just need to leave a comment! Please leave an email address for me to get in touch.

For extra entries, you can:

✄ Tweet about the giveaway (+1)
✄ Follow Deer and Doe on Twitter(+1)
✄ Like Paunnet blog on Facebook (+1)
✄ Like Deer and Doe on Facebook (+1)

For each additional entry, please leave an extra comment below.


You have until 11:00am GMT of April 3rd to enter. Good luck!

Giveaway closed, winner announced here.

237 comments:

  1. Ooh, Reglisse is my favourite of the new patterns (but they're all gorgeous, of course!)

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  2. I like it all! The last blouse looks great!

    my email elocose arroba gmail.com

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  3. I like your fb page
    nick Soni Ost Pe

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  4. I like Deer&Doe on fb
    nick Soni Ost Pe


    thanks and regards!

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  5. I just love the Datura pattern! It is beautiful in itself but on the other hand I think the back would work really well with some thrifted men's shirts.

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  6. Also, I liked your page on facebook. :)

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  7. And the 'Deer and Doe'-Page.

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  8. And I also follow 'Deer and Doe' on Twitter now.

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  9. What gorgeous patterns! i love the all of them, but the top is probably my favorite.

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  10. i followed deer and doe on twitter.

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  11. And last but not least I also tweeted about the giveaway. Sorry, for producing all these redundant comments, but I would just LOVE to win the Datura pattern. :)

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  12. Wow, some lovely patterns. The datura in particular is one I have my eyes on. I would love to win so fingers crossed.

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  13. These look great!


    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  14. I tweeted.

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  15. I follow Deer and Doe on fb.

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  16. I'm a fb fan.

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  17. I follow Deer and Doe on twitter.

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  18. Well done collection! Something for just about anyone, which is a good way to sell lots of patterns. Reglisse is wonderful ;-)

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  19. All great! I'm thrilled! Eléonore is so talented!

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  20. Its a lovely new collection. I have been wanting to try one since they were made available in English.

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  21. What an a m a z i n g collection!! So creative!! Everything look so elegant but cute at the same time!! Well done!

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  22. I like paunnet blog on fb

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  23. I liked deer and doe on fb.

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  24. i like both facebook pages and deer and doe twitter and would love to be in the giveaway. :)

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  25. I saw these new patterns yesterday and just love the blouse and the dress! Thanks for the interview, it's always interesting to hear about pattern development.

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  26. ... and I am following Deer&Doe on Twitter :)

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  27. I have the Sureau dress waiting to be made, but the Reglisse seems so perfect for summer!


    http://annettetirette.blogspot.com

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  28. I like your blog on Facebook!

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  29. I follow Deer & Doe on Twitter!

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  30. And I like Deer & Doe on Facebook as well!

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  31. I love those details.... Hoping to try some patterns soon

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  32. What a beautiful collection! You can totally tell Elenore is French, everything is so chic and not over designed. I'm in love! Of course I'd love to enter the giveaway, thanks Anna for the opportunity!

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  33. Oooh, Reglisse is my favourite! annabelvita@yahoo.co.uk

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  34. ...and I'm following you on FB

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  35. I adore this collection! I especially love the Datura blouse and have to get my hands on that pattern!

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  36. and I like deer and doe on FB!

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  37. I've liked Paunnet on Facebook.

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  38. I've liked Deer & Doe on Facebook.

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  39. I follow Deer & Doe on Twitter.

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  40. I was just oogling the new dress this morning! I'd love to be entered!

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  41. Oh, and I already follow them on Twitter :-)

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  42. Oh! These are so beautiful I simply HAVE to have them! Thanks for offering such a wonderful prize! Anna - of A Few Threads Loose (tarte.framboise@gmail.com)

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  43. And I liked Deer & Doe on Facebook.

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  44. And I just liked you on face ooh as well!

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  45. I love these new patterns. They are perfect for the summer months. I can't wait to get started.

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  46. I have paunnet liked on facebook.

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  47. I have Deer and Doe liked on facebook

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  48. Reglisse is stunning and I'd love to make it up in a lovely pale blue and cream striped silk/cotton I've got my eye on...! mai x

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  49. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. So many lovely patterns!

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  50. I've liked Paunnet on Facebook

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  51. Lovely. The Reglisse is adorable

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  52. I think this dress is adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. I just love this new collection as much I loved the first one !
    Datura and Reglisse are now on my to do list ;-)

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  54. ...and I'm already following Deer and Doe on twitter, of course !

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  55. meringaucassis.frMarch 26, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    youhou i love her pattern !

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  56. meringaucassis.frMarch 26, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    And i like deer and doe on facebook !

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  57. Agh! I need the datura. Must wait for payday....
    :) they are all cute!

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  58. Oh, a giveaway! I love how simple and effortless yet chic and kind of dressy all Deer and Doe patterns look and can definitely see myself in Datura and Reglisse this summer. :) sissiri at hotmail dot com

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  59. I've also liked you on Facebook! sissiri at hotmail dot com

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  60. Awww, I'd love ANY of the patterns, they are all beautiful!

    I like you both on Facebook, I don't have a twitter account

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  61. And liked Deer and Doe as well! sissiri at hotmail dot com

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  62. These are all so beautiful! I've been freaking out about the new patterns since yesterday!

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  63. These are so cute...I do love a bias bodice.

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  64. Lovely patterns ! I'd love to get one.

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  65. Oh God! The Réglisse dress is my favorite from the new collection, I'd love to win it ;)

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/FaitParClothilde

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  66. Liked your blog on Facebook...

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/FaitParClothilde

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  67. ... And Deer&Doe as well

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/FaitParClothilde

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  68. I love them all, they're so beautiful!

    shannon at orangecloudhandmade.com

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  69. I follow Deer & Doe on Twitter, too!

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  70. I'm seriously crushing on the Datura! I liked both you and Deer and Doe on facebook. Thanks for the giveaway! diveinsew at live dot com

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  71. These are all wonderful! I would love to see a version of Datura with sleeves, as well; it would be a perfect all-season blouse pattern.

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  72. I liked Deer & Doe on Facebook.

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  73. And I liked Paunette on Facebook, too. I really enjoy this blog and have already ordered Sureau so I can try the sewalong.

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  74. As soon as I saw Reglisse yesterday I was in love! Please enter me in the draw - I also 'like' them on Facebook :)

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  75. I also 'like' them on Facebook :)

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  76. I love the Reglisse dress! So pretty. :)

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  77. Reglisse is my favorite of all the Deer and Doe patterns, and I would be very excited to win one! broccolipamplemousse at gmail dot com

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  78. Love the new patterns!

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  79. Really nice new patterns, I love them. Just doing a Sureau right now :)

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  80. I already like Deer&Doe on FB :)

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  81. And I just liked Paunnet Blog too :)

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  82. Omgosh I love her patterns! wbkpd1@gmail.com

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  83. I also followed Deer and Doe on twitter!

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  84. What a sweet collection!

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  85. Oh what amazing collection! I love all the 3 patterns! Going to tweet, like etc. on FB, twitter both of you ;)

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  86. Now following in twitter

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  87. Love this pattern. I can picture the perfect material in my stash for this Dress.

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  88. Count me in! I love the Reglisse and I'm dying to try it out :)

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  89. Have liked paunnet in fb

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  90. Have liked deer and doe in fb

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  91. I want to join! I think it is the most beautiful pattren from Deer and Doe so far. I really love it!
    I already like paunnet on fb and I will do the same with Deer and doe!

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  92. Hi there and thank you for the giveaway. I already follow your new page as Sparkle Cole

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  93. A very pretty collection!

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  94. I like Deer and Doe as Sparkle Cole ;)

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  95. I'm a Deer & Doe twitter follower as Sparkle_LCrafts

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  96. Oh wow! I love these patterns and am going to dip my toe into Deer and Doe water with Belladone but it was very nearly

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  97. I already follow Deer and Dow on Twitter too!

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  98. I have liked Deer and doe on facebook

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  99. I really like the blouse, it is so lovely I will try to make it even if I am not an advanced seamstress :)

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  100. And here's my tweet : https://twitter.com/Sparkle_LCrafts/status/316653449720782848
    Wish me luck ;)

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  101. Oh I love this! I already follow deer and doe on twitter and I tweeted about the giveaway and tagged you and deer and doe (@jolittletime). Joanne.lambert@gmail.com

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  102. Thanks paunnet ! I'm liking your Facebook page !

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  103. Annd... I'm also liking the D&Doe facebook page. I hope for the Réglisse !

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  104. I liked Deer and Doe on Facebook :-) caroang75 at gmail dot com

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  105. I already like Paunnet on Facebook caroang75 at gmail dot com

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  106. Great patterns! caroang75 at gmail dot com

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  107. I would make the chardon skirt up in a heartbeat!

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  108. So excited for the new collection! reanalouise [at] gmail [dot] com :) x

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  109. Oh boy, am I waiting for spring!

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  110. I love the new patterns! They're lovely, especially the skirt!

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  111. I already like Paunnet on Facebook

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  112. And have liked Deer and Doe on Facebook

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  113. And have followed Deer and Doe on Twitter (I'm Katsycakes)

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  114. Should have said, I tweeted about the giveaway as @kirstyteacat, and I was already following @deer_and_doe on Twitter, plus I already liked Paunnet blog and Deer and Doe on FB a while back :)

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  115. Oh, I love Deer & Doe patterns so much! I would be beyond ecstatic if I won her new dress pattern!! Count me in :)

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  116. Gorgeous patterns!!

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  117. I love Deer and Doe and hope to one day make all of these!

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  118. Deer and Doe patterns are so cute! I would love to win that new dress pattern. I already have a fabric in mind and everything. :) Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  119. I am now following Deer and Doe on Twitter

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  120. And I liked Deer and Doe on Facebook

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  121. And I now like Paunnet on Facebook :)

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  122. What a generous giveaway! I especially love the look of the Reglisse (it looks like something Jane would have worn on the Lizzie Bennet Diaries), so I'm very excited that this is the one she's giving away! My email is sunnyb64 at yahoo dot com.

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  123. I love those patterns, particularly the blouse with the neck cut out details

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  124. I liked Deer and Doe on Facebook

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  125. I liked Paunnet on Facebook

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  126. I followed Deer and Doe on twitter

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  127. And followed on Twitter (now I just need to figure out how to translate it...)

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  128. What a fabulous give-away! I saw the Réglisse yesterday and fell head over heels. The whole collection is adorable and I would wear every piece. Also I did like both Paunnet and Deer and Doe on Facebook.

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  129. LOVE this new collection! I haven't sewn Deer and Doe yet but now I'm dying to try it! Tweeted about the giveaway



    shonaroon at gmail

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  130. Followed Deer and Doe on FB


    shonaroon at gmail

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  131. Followed Deer and Doe on Twitter

    shonaroon at gmail

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  132. Liked Paunnet on FB

    shonaroon at gmail

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  133. Great giveaway, thank you. The Reglisse caught my eye so I would love to enter the giveaway. My email is:
    withfaith at hotmail dot com

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  134. I followed paunnet on Facebook.

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  135. I liked deer and doe on Facebook

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  136. Hooray! I actually just bought Datura, but I'd love to win Reglisse as well! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  137. Wow the new collection is amazing and really cute. It got me thinking about what I will make for my summer. It I an rally generous for you and Elinore to give a pattern away. Thank you.

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  138. I loved reading this interview, Paunnet! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!
    Ledys
    ledys(dot)e(dot)chemin(@)gmail(dot)com

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  139. Following D&D on fb
    Ledys
    Ledys(dot)e(dot)chemin(@)gmail(dot)com

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  140. Following you on fb
    Ledys(dot)e(dot)chemin(@)gmail(dot)com

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  141. I would like to enter the draw. I think I have the skills now for the blouse. saramayo@shaw.ca

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  142. This is gonna get long! (Separate comments for each extra entry?)

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  143. I have liked Deer & Doe on FaceBook...

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  144. ... and I liked Paunnet blog on Facebook a few days ago...

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  145. ... and Deer & Doe on Twitter...

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  146. Oooh they are adorable!

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  147. And liked Deer and Doe on facebook :)

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  148. The new collection is fabulous! Congratulations to Eléonore.

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  149. I follow Deer+Doe on Twitter

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  150. I like Deer+Doe on Facebook.

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  151. Great pattern! I would love to win it :)

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  152. I tweeted https://twitter.com/njerijackie/status/316804553821528064

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  153. The new collection is soooo cute!

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  154. I sure would like to sew it!

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  155. and I've liked Paunnet on Facebook

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  156. How gorgeous, I love all the pieces!

    kelerabeus.okereke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  157. Oo what lovely patterns, I have some zig zag fabric that would look amazing cut on the bias! Count me in please! x

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  158. I'd love to try out the new pattern. So lovely!

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  159. Love the Chardon skirt, my email is stephaniebrewood@yahoo.co.uk

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  160. I followed Deer and Doe on twitter!

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  161. This is my fav pattern from the new ones! I'm managed to restrain myself and only buy two of their patterns yesterday, so I'd love to add it to the collection. g.m.tibbles@gmail.com

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  162. Following on twitter, g.m.tibbles@gmail.com

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  163. thanks for the giveaway!
    email:shirapushon@gmail.com

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  164. I liked paunnet on facebook
    shirapushon@gmail.com

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  165. I liked deer and doe on facebook
    shirapushon@gmail.com

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  166. I have an obsession with Deer & Doe patterns and I am okay with this ;) I've worn my floral Sureau from the sewalong more than any other dress this summer. About to embark on an autumn version! So excited about the new release!

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  167. Also, I follow Deer & Doe on Twitter

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  168. And I follow Paunnet on Twitter.

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  169. Paunnet on FB :D

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  170. Oh my how I adore this new line of patterns! I can't wait to get them in my hot little hands :)

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  171. Ooh I love all of these patterns!

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  172. The new patterns are fabulous, please enter me in the giveaway!

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  173. I follow Deer & Doe on FB

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  174. O love the bow detail on the Chardon skirt!

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  175. Very very nice! Love hearing from the pattern designers, thanks to both! (zosews@gmail.com)

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  176. So pretty, I can't wait until I have time to sew some (or all!) of these up!!

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  177. Really gorgeous designs! She set a high standard with the first collection and has definitely maintained it for this one! sewmyway@gmail.com

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  178. I liked Paunnet on facebook x

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  179. Oh, I love this new collection! And what a nice coincidence, the Reglisse is my favourite :) Fingers crossed!

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  180. I like Paunnet on Facebook :)

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  181. I've also liked Deer & Doe on FB! x

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  182. That tank looks perfect for summer! Thanks.

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  183. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  184. I liked D & D on FB

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  185. I liked Paunnet on FB

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  186. And followed Deer and Doe on Twitter!

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  187. Oh, and almost forgot: allstyleandallsubstance [a] gmail

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  188. I have the perfect fabric sitting in my stash! If I don't win the pattern, I totally have to buy it ^^

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  189. This is a long shot, but I think it's fate. I love everything about the Licorice dress. Finger's crossed.
    trumbelinasews@hotmail.ca

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  190. I've liked Deer & Doe on FB

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