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...

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 – 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...

How to add a Lining Tutorial

A Dress Lining Tutorial I wasn’t planning to do a lining tutorial at all, but happily finding 2 metres of the perfectly coloured gold lining in my stash to match this beautiful Barkcloth, s...

#MAVENMAKERS and a giveaway!

  #MAVENMAKER This is Kat. This is Kat’s version of The French Dart Shift Dress. Kat was inspired by David Bowie. Oh and ladies, Kat colour blocked that entire dress. Kat is AWESOME! I actu...

Details….

Sleeve detail of Version C The French Dart Shift PDF sewing pattern...