Lengthen or Shorten a Sewing Pattern Tutorial

How to Lengthen or Shorten a Sewing Pattern This is just about the easiest pattern alteration to do! You’ve probably noticed, many patterns have horizontal length adjustment lines marked on them...

Pattern Magic – an experiment

  “Garments we design ourselves appeal to the emotions as well as the eye. Unexpected shapes and forms can be converted into flat patterns and ultimately into garments. From this new ideas ...

#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...

The Maria Wrap Apron

THE MARIA WRAP APRON PDF SEWING PATTERN   Have you got your Maria Wrap Apron pattern yet? Because you can now buy the Japanese inspired PDF apron pattern on Indiesew, as well as Etsy for immedi...

#MAVENMAKERS – The Wendy Artisan Smock

The Wendy Artisan Smock | #MAVENMAKERS I just love this Wendy Artisan Smock made by Lou of Fox Hollies. Lou has done a sterling job of that neck binding, it looks very neat and even! It’s a very...

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...