Alexander McQueen, Savage Beauty

I spent a splendid day with two lovely ladies – Maria (of the Maria Apron Wrap Fame) and Wendy (of the new smock pattern). We very excitedly travelled into London by train, I shall gloss over th...

New Release…PDF Sewing Pattern

THE WENDY ARTISAN SMOCK – PDF sewing pattern. *** New release offer – 25% off! *** I’m so pleased to announce that my 2nd pattern has been released! Hurrah! This lovely smock pattern...

The Wendy Artisan Smock – latest release

I’m so pleased to announce my latest PDF sewing pattern is ready for release! The Wendy Artisan Smock. Keep watching here and on Facebook for her official launch on ETSY… especially if ...

The How to Gather Fabric Tutorial

  I’ve always avoided sewing garments that had lots of gathering, it seemed like such a lot of work. But with my next pattern release, The Wendy Artisan Smock, I couldn’t really esca...

Instagram first for Maven!

                                          I’m so excited to share this with you all…...

WIP: The Wendy Artisan Smock

I’m so excited that my 2nd PDF sewing pattern is almost ready to release… just a few more tweaks to the Maker Instructions and she’ll be good to go! The Wendy Artisan Smock is a real...

How to make patch pockets perfectly – every time!

How to make patch pockets perfectly EVERY time! One of the tricks I learnt after first leaving college (when I was still just a lowly Design Room assistant) was how to make patch pockets perfectly ...

The Maria Wrap Apron – PDF Sewing Pattern

The Maria Wrap Apron – PDF Sewing Pattern by Maven Patterns At last…an action shot of The Maria Wrap Apron in her natural surroundings. She was named after my very lovely and creative frie...

The How to Understitch Tutorial

The How to Understitch Tutorial. I thought I’d do a little tutorial on UNDERSTITCHING, I’m sure most people know all about, but it’s something I love to do, so it will be appearing ...

The Maria Wrap Apron – PDF sewing pattern

I’m very excited to announce the first PDF sewing pattern, The Maria Wrap Apron by Maven Patterns, is now available for automatic download in the SHOP. She has a wrap over back for an easy fit ...