Deer and Doe Chataigne shorts

I have not posted anything on the blog for so long. And yet it’s not because I haven’t been busy sewing. Quite the contrary actually, but the challenge has been getting the newly made garments photographed. I sadly had to let go of my beloved photographer when I moved to New York and since then it has been tough to combine daylight, nice weather, and a patient friend willing do take multiple pictures in less-than-comfortable-close-to-the-ground positions! I’m thinking about investing in a tripod so I can make a fool of myself alone in my new backyard… I am keen to get  advice from other bloggers to figure out their photography techniques!


In snowy Central Park by -10C or 15F. I took off my coat for about 30 seconds and felt like I was gonna freeze!


So anyway, instead of waiting forever to show great pictures, here are a few of my new Deer and Doe Chataigne shorts. I was planning to participate in the Chataigne sew along but I did not take into account delivery time for international orders so I finished them 24h late… I really love the amazing ones made by other sewers all around the world and it has inspired me to make a colorful version for the spring.


My Parisian version of Central Park: the Palais Royal gardens during a brief visit a couple of weeks ago. Slightly different weather on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean… 


Like all Deer and Doe patterns, the shorts were a pleasure to make and are a great fit. I cut them in a size 38 since the size 36 of other Deer and Doe patterns had been a little tight at the waist. But since the shorts actually sit on the hips I had to take them in a little on the sides. Next time I’ll cut them in a 36. The fabric is a suit polyester and I used the leftover stash from my Sureau dress for the inside yoke and pocket lining.




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5 thoughts on “Deer and Doe Chataigne shorts

  1. Glad to hear from you ! Nice shorts :)
    I now use a tripod (instead of my man) but I have to buy a remote control, the self timer of a camera isn’t very convenient…

    1. Thanks so much! I love that my shorts are “terrible”; although in English it might not be so positive 😉
      You should definitely come back to NYC!

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