The Barcelona – now in paper!

Great news! Our Barcelona pattern is now in print! We have a very limited number in stock this week, as I managed to get a pre-order sent, but more will be arriving at the weekend so there is still pl...

The Barcelona – in-seam pocket tutorial

So here at Maven, we do our in-seam pockets a little differently. You may have noticed our pocket bags have a curvy bit, which has many a function. “So why a curvy bit, Mrs M? Go on then, talk p...

Sewing with Stripes

The Barcelona dress…. all the stripes in all the directions!  Stripes can be tricky little blighters, on the move when you think you’ve got everything straight! It does tak...

The Barcelona – Neck Dart Tuck Tutorial

This isn’t a very complicated part of the Barcelona dress but a few extra photos never hurt anyone! So what is a dart tuck? A dart tuck is really just a dart that is only partially stitched alon...

the BARCELONA – invisible zip tutorial

The Barcelona Dress | Invisible zips & stripe matching Invisible zips (sometimes called concealed zips) strike the fear into many a sewist, and our lovely Barcelona dress has an invisible zip and ...