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 abou...

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 alway...

#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&r...

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 kn...

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...

The Maria Apron | How to Lengthen the Straps

This info actually appears in our How to Lengthen and Shorten a Pattern Tutorial, but I thought it might just be a bit easier if anyone was specifically looking for help in the apron straps department...

The Maria Apron Hem Tutorial

While we were prepping our PDF patterns for a new adventure in print. I discovered an alternative way of stitching the curved hem on the back of The Maria Apron. Either way works, and as I always...

The Patch Pocket Tutorial

We had a couple of requests for a photo tutorial for the patch pockets on The Maria Apron. So here it is! The same principles will apply to the pockets for our Wendy Smock Top too. Wendy just has a li...

Paper Patterns On ETSY!

Our paper patterns are now available in our Etsy shop!Each pattern comes with an illustrated Maker Instruction booklet, professionally graded multi-sized pattern and our rather lovely boxed ...