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...

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...

How to Lower a Bust Dart Tutorial

HOW TO LOWER A BUST DART TUTORIAL Let’s talk darts first, I do love a good dart! A good dart takes away fullness where we don’t want it, enhancing our lovely shapes! A bad dart, well doesn’t. It...

Sewing The French Dart Shift in jersey!

I may have mentioned I like to get some mileage out of my patterns and when I was asked about sewing The French Dart Shift in jersey, a Ponte Roma knit to be specific,  I thought let’s see! (...

The Bicep Adjustment Tutorial

Hello! What’s a bicep adjustment I hear you ask? Because it sound painful. It’s not, no biceps were harmed in the making of this tutorial… So the question is, how are your sleeves fi...

#MAVENMAKERS – a jersey surprise!

#MAVENMAKERS – A Jersey Surprise! I had a Facebook message from a very lovely lady called Elfi from Germany, asking if I had ever made the French Dart Shift in Jersey. No, I replied, I’d t...

#MAVENMAKERS | The French Dart Shift

  #MAVENMAKERS | THE FRENCH DART SHIFT Check out this amazing version of The French Dart Shift! Made by Sybillance in a print designed by Sanne Van Winden for Vlisco. If you take your fabric se...

MAVENMAKERS…a collection!

I’m not sure what the collective noun should be for a group of French Dart Shifts… A flock, maybe? well, the lovely Rachel of Bella Aspen has made a Maven collection of 7 French Dart Shift...

#MAVENMAKERS The French Dart shift

The French Dart Shift | PDF sewing pattern  Gill has made another lovely French Dart Shift Dress. And would you look at that print…I just LOVE it. The colours are SO perfect, makes me want to g...

The French Dart Shift and Indiesew

THE FRENCH DART SHIFT AND INDIESEW I have some exciting new to share! The French Dart Shift pattern is now available to buy on Indiesew! YAY!!! If you haven’t come across the Indiesew website be...