Dansereau, what is it?
Dansereau patterns is an original project, backed with 7 years of experience in doll making and toy repair. We design patterns that are easy to follow with very clear illustrated instructions. They can be sewn by any beginners. We believe advanced seamstress will find them conductive to exploration and creativity. From our experience, once you start making dolls it's hard to stop.
Every pattern is designed and tested in our Montreal studio. The mini doll pattern was also tested in workshops with women of different sewing experience.
We prepare kits because of our love for textile. We usually find everything we need in our collection, fabric and trimming collected for over 10 years. Every kit is curated with love and attention.
My name is Dominique Dansereau and I've been a doll seamstress and surgeon for plush toys in real life for 7 years. I spend my days taking care of beautiful objects at raplapla, a toy company established in Montreal since 2005.
Formerly creating under the name Rousskine, I now wish to share my passion for sewing in a different way.
I studied in fashion design before obtaining my degree in textile construction (an artsy program where you learn to machine knit and weave). My love for color an textile are still what drives my creative choices.