#MAVENMAKERS – The Maria Wrap Apron

More #MAVENMAKERS! Jen has kindly shared her version of The Maria Wrap Apron. She has made a great fabric choice using a navy linen and a cute bird print (quite Scandinavian) in a coral colour as a co...

The Maria Wrap Apron Reversible Tutorial

I’ve seen some lovely reversible  Maria Wrap Aprons appearing by way of the growing band of happy #mavenmakers. I’m so delighted to see your makes and you’re a very creative bunch...

#Mavenmaker – The Wendy Artisan Smock

Look at this little beauty! Just to prove how versatile The Wendy Artisan Smock pattern is, Cindy has joined the growing band of #mavenmakers with this inspired version of the smock top and I’m...

The Wendy Artisan Smock pattern hack!

  Ladies, a miracle has happened at Maven HQ. As the Mother of two daughters (aged 20 and 15) who have not worn a SINGLE thing I’ve made since they were about two years old,  I am pleased...

The Reversible Maria Wrap Apron

Laura has made a fantastic version of The Maria Wrap Apron in the most adorable fabric. The delightful rabbit print she has used is in fact a repurposed duvet cover bought from a local supermarket! A...

The How to Measure a Curve Tutorial

Now this might seem a little obvious to everyone, I’ve hesitated even posting and calling it a tutorial. But following conversations with youngest daughter (15, studying textiles at school) and...

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...