The Maven App – update!

Our Maven App has had an update and is now iPad friendly! Yay!! You can now get all the info for your favourite patterns on all your favourite Apple devices – iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch!  Go ...

GDPR STATEMENT!

The Maven Patterns GDPR Statement I’m sure you are all aware that the new GDPR – General Data Protection Regulations will be enforced from 25th May 2018.  The GDPR apply to all organisations ...

the Apron in a Day Workshop

The Workshop: The Maria Apron is one of our most popular patterns, and named after Maria Thomas herself! Join us for a fun day of sewing, with expert tuition and make your own Japanese inspired Makers...

The Lobster and The Spoon….

The Lobster & The Spoon & The Maria Apron… I found this bit of old Linen that I had screen printed years ago buried deep, deep in my stash. It was just an odd length of cloth, only about...

Holiday!

I’m taking a short break next week with Mr Maven, so there will be no shipping and very limited pattern support from 6th – 15th April, though I dare say I shall pop on Instagram!   &...

The French Dart Shift – BOILED WOOL

The French Dart Shift | BOILED WOOL Lovely Nicky (@nickynackynoo_) sent me an Instagram message back in the middle of November asking would the French Dart Shift work in Boiled wool? Now, I always ge...

#MAVENMAKERS | The Maria Apron

I haven’t shared any #MAVENMAKERS on here for a while but I have a stunner for you all today! I just had to share with you all these lovely Maria Aprons made by Christine @cribasteba. She’...

The Rochester – FBA tutorial

The Rochester sewing pattern has no bust dart and a gathered neck, so how does one go about doing a full bust adjustment (FBA for short) to add a little more room where one may, ahem, require it?? It&...

The Maven App – update time!

  We’ve given The Maven App a little update. Our Sewing App is now ready for the iPhone X and also for the Apple Watch*. How exciting! Handy if you’re out shopping and need to know h...

The French Dart | Full Bust Adjustment (FBA)

What is a Full Bust Adjustment (FBA)? Sewing patterns are generally (and there are exceptions) drafted to accommodate a B cup. All Maven Patterns are drafted with a B cup. Unfair I know, but unfortuna...