We have a new pattern coming out very soon, with a size band of UK 8 – 22, which I know will be disappointing to many so I’m just popping by to give you guys an update on our sizing plans.
The plan is, and has been for quite a while, to add a whole new size range, as we believe this is the best way to ensure a great fit rather than grading extra sizes on to the current one.
The new size band will be based on a new block and a new size chart. As a business, we have not had the resources to develop a new size band before now as the reality is we will need outside help, and that won’t happen until we can have regular face-to-face fit meetings safely again. Whichever outside help we draft in, we will need them to work as part of our team so that our Maven fit quality is never compromised. (Don’t suggest Zoom, just don’t!)
For now, Mrs M will carry on developing new patterns in our current size range (8-20) so that as a business we can continue. While behind the scenes work will start on the new block development and as soon we’re happy with the fit and development of the new size range and a new block we can begin to release our current patterns in our new size band.
After this has happened, all new releases will be released concurrently in both size ranges.
Our top priority will always be to provide industry quality patterns to our customers with no compromise on fit, and with small resources, we ask for your patience while we develop our new sizing band, we are quietly getting on with stuff in the background!
The first pattern to be redone will be the French Dart Shift and we hope to have this completed by the end of the year.
Thank you for your patience!