The Spring Knit & Stitch Show

We are delighted to announce that we will be at The Spring Knit & Stitch Show at Olympia, London Thursday 28th February – Sunday 3rd March (stand G87) We have a little discount code for you ...

Small Bust Adjustment | SBA with No Dart

There seems to be a lot of advice regarding Full Bust Adjustments, but not so many for a Small Bust Adjustment (SBA), so this tutorial is for SBA for The Rochester pattern but could be applied to any ...

Happy Christmas!

Happy Holidays everyone… may your bobbin always be full and your scissors always be sharp! And a very big thank you for all your support of our tiny independent pattern company! ...

LAST ORDER DATES FOR CHRISTMAS 2018

Need your pattern in time for Christmas? Don’t miss the last post! These are the last days to order your pattern to catch the last post as recommended by Royal Mail but, please note, they a...

The High Neck Smock Hack!

The High Neck Wendy Smock Hack Sometimes I make things up as I go along, this pattern hack is one of those occasions. One day, I decided I fancied making the Wendy Smock with a slightly higher neck. I...

The Barcelona | lining tutorial – part 2

How to add a lining to the Barcelona Dress | part 2 | sewing the dress lining | This is part 2 of our lining tutorial, in which we are adding a lining to the Barcelona dress. This is where we find out...

The Barcelona | lining tutorial – part 1

How to add a lining to the Barcelona Dress | part 1 | the lining pattern | I had really wanted to include a lining pattern in with the Barcelona but there is only so much I can fit into a pattern and ...

A Little Inspiration and Philosophy

Do you ever wonder where the inspiration behind a sewing pattern comes from? Ideas can literally come from anywhere and everywhere. I mean, who hasn’t followed someone around a supermarket to ge...

The Barcelona | corduroy skirt hack!

So Autumn is truly here in the UK as I write this…all the leaves are brown(ish) and the sky is, in fact, grey…it could be a completely different story by the time I publish the...

French Dart Update – paper pattern

Dear Maven Makers, We were alerted yesterday to an error on our lovely French Dart Shift paper pattern. Unfortunately the fabric measurements have not been ported across from the inside of the instruc...