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The Knitting & Stitching Show 2021

Hello, sewing friends!

We have some very exciting news to share. We will be at The Knitting & Stitching show at Alexandra Palace, London – our first show for 2 years! You’ll find us in The Textile Gallery on stand TGD25. I say ‘us’ because I’ll be sharing a stand with Mr.M – James Tailoring – so there will be lots of eco-haberdashery & fabrics alongside our sewing patterns.

Complimentary tickets
The show runs from Thursday 7th October – Sunday 10th October and we have 3 pairs of complimentary tickets to give away – but please do note the following terms and conditions!

  • There is a £6 fee for Thursday, Friday and Saturday – but free on Sunday!
  • Valid from 11am
  • You will need to validate your ticket pre-entry (either online in advance or at the Box Office)
  • A £2.50 transaction fee
  • Knitting & Stitching Show details can be found HERE

To Enter the Draw

If you’d like the chance to win a pair of tickets just head on over to our Instagram Knit & Stitch post and leave a comment by 6pm (GMT) on Friday 17th September to be entered into the draw.
We will be picking 3 winners at random from the comments. We are really looking forward to seeing you all in actual real life!!!

And we will be bringing along some extra JOY to the show!

We know many of you have been patiently waiting for them …

We will be bringing The Joy Dress & The Simone Set along in paper! Hurrah! They’ll be available on the website right after the show.

Competition Terms & Conditions
Entry only by Instagram. Tickets will be drawn on Friday 17th September at 6pm GMT. Names will be drawn at random. One pair of tickets will be posted to each of the 3 winners.

Good luck!

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Introducing our new pattern – The Joy Dress

Say hello to Joy!

We are so happy to share a little Joy with you!

Our newest pattern Joy is the perfect easy-to-wear dress.
She’s a lovely versatile addition to your summer wardrobe, comfortable and yet smart enough for any occasion.

Style Joy with flip flops for the beach, trainers for sight-seeing or heels for cocktails on the terrace.
Your choice of fabric will mean Joy can be casual and fun or choose a luxurious silky fabric in a fabulous print to make a chic statement dress.

Joy has a scoop neckline and the option of a plain back or why not make Version B that has this delightful gathered back detail.

Joy is a slim A-line shape with a relaxed fit through the waist, frilled hem, and tie strap and, of course, I included in-seam pockets.

Version B has a little more ease at the waist and hips due to the gathering detail on the back bodice.

As always, we’ve made this pattern with the idea you may want to pattern hack!

Joy is midi-length, finishing comfortably past the knee, but it’s easy to lengthen using the adjustment lines on the pattern should you fancy a bit of swishy ankle length drama. Or you could easily make her slip dress style without the frill if you are short of fabric.

We have kept the neckline the same as The Simone Set, so it will be easy to interchange the straps. And keep an eye out for our upcoming joyful blog post from Jen Hogg with all the details on how she made her dresses (3 of them!) with a fixed strap instead of the tie option and added extra fullness.

| DESIGN FEATURES |

• Version A – plain back
• Version B – gathered back detail
• Adjustable tie straps
• Bust darts
• Scoop neckline
• In-seam pockets
• Frill hem

The Joy Dress is and Advanced Beginner pattern and is available in UK sizes 8-22 (see listing photos for more detailed info).

The Joy Dress is currently available in PDF only, but we hope to print her soon.


FABRIC DETAILS | Floral silk from Selvedge & Bolts // Linen from Ikea bargain corner stitched with Celofil Tencel thread from James Tailoring and machine dyed orange with Dylon dye.


As always, we will be donating 20% of the profit from our launch weekend. The charity we have chosen for The Joy Dress is Coram.org

Every day Coram offers direct, practical help and emotional support to vulnerable children, young people, and their families. They extend support through the Coram Group Charities to help children and young people access their legal rights and school children avoid harm by making safe and healthy choices.

I want to just make it clear we are not in any way linked to Coram.org but coincidentally my maiden name is Coram and Mr M and I have recently joined our business together and are officially called The Coram Group Limited!

Happy Sewing from Maven HQ

 

 

 

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Introducing our new pattern – The Simone Set

Hello and welcome!

We are so excited to share our latest pattern with you … The Simone Set!

The Simone Set is a two piece ensemble that will take you from the (home) office, to the school run, a kitchen disco or even for sleeping… just about anywhere really!

The camisole top and the trouser set work perfectly together creating a pulled together, coordinated look with ease and they work equally hard as a stand alone pieces too. Each piece will become a wardrobe staple in their own right as invaluable mix and match separates to wear with your other makes. The Simone Set offers flexibility allowing you to make different size for your top and your bottom.

The delightful camisole top has bust darts, a gently shaped hem and two strap options. I hope you love the double rouleaux straps or the wider strap option (for a little bra strap coverage) as much as we do.

The trousers are slim fitting with front slant pockets and an elasticated waist and a drawstring. They are smart enough that you can wear these with confidence from the bedroom to the boardroom (if those are even separate things anymore), the perfect foundation for your holiday wardrobe (when that’s a thing again) or you could size up for a more relaxed fit and a spot of very glamorous lounging.

Designed for light to mid-weight wovens, you will be able to create many looks with this versatile pattern from Luxe-look Loungewear in a silky fabric such as bamboo silk, viscose, cool and smart in linen or create a co-ord set in a bold matching print for a faux jumpsuit look. Other suitable fabrics could be double gauze, soft flannel, ponte de roma, rayon, crepe de chine, cotton lawn, chambray.

The Simone Set is currently available in PDF only, but we hope to print her soon.

The Simone Set is and Advanced Beginner pattern and is available in UK sizes 8-22 (see listing photos for more detailed info).

As always, we will be donating 20% of the profit from our launch weekend. The charity we have chosen for the Simone Set is The Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity who do such incredible work for children and families all over the UK.

Happy Sewing from Maven HQ