The Rochester – FBA tutorial

The Rochester sewing pattern has no bust dart and a gathered neck, so how does one go about doing a full bust adjustment (FBA for short) to add a little more room where one may, ahem, require it?? It&...

The Rochester – a new pattern!

We have a new pattern release to share with all of you lovely sewing ladies…  I’m so pleased to put this style out, I’ve loved working on this new pattern so much! The Roc...

2 years ago today….

Ah Facebook… you’re so sweet to care about my memories, because I had totally forgotten that it’s 2 years ago today I launched my first pattern! It’s written on a post-it that...

MAVEN MAKERS | Kitty in the snow

    #MAVEN MAKERS | Kitty in the snow I’m so pleased to be able to share with you Marie-Fleurine’s Kitty dress. As soon as I saw these pictures of Fleurine, wearing her Kitty dre...

#MAVENMAKERS | The Kitty Dress

  The Kitty Dress Jayne of The Stitching Magpie has made a wonderful Kitty Dress in the most delicious dark Indigo denim… with the most perfect topstitching too! You can follow Jayne on In...

The Kitty Dress – pattern features

Thanks for all your kind words about the new Kitty dress pattern! It’s always a little scary putting a bit of yourself out into the world, but I’m so delighted to be part of the sewin...

#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 f...