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New Pattern Release Offer!

Happy Sunday sewing peeps!

We’re just popping by with a little reminder…today is the very last day to enjoy 20% off our newest PDF pattern –

The Good Times skirt.

PDF patterns, not your thing?

Well, don’t worry! We don’t have a date as yet but we will be taking her into print later in the year and we’ll be sure to let you know!

Thank you so much! 

We also wanted to take this chance to say a big thank you for all your kind words & support for our latest pattern. It’s very much appreciated.

Sharon and Eve xx

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The Good Times Skirt | details

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We have just released our 7th sewing pattern! Our latest pattern The Good Times Skirt is a slim A-line silhouette and fitted through the hips. It’s a modern and functional reinterpretation of my favourite denim skirt, thoughtfully designed to give you many years of joy.

I’ve designed The Good Times Skirt with a few subtle details …The Good Times Skirt has been designed to be made using stretch denim, I’m all for a little more comfort in my daily life! But I didn’t want to waste that delightful selvedge. So, I made a feature of it with this reverse seam detail on the centre front and centre back seam.

As denim comes in all different widths it can be, at times, a little wasteful to use the selvedge, so we have other options for you that still retain the reverse seam detail. Hong Kong finish your seams for a striking contrast…

Or turn the edge under for a clean and modern look.

And now to my favourite feature…the pockets! The pockets were specifically designed to hold my rather large phone and a travelcard on days out. They do their job magnificently. They are finished with a contrast facing which gives you the opportunity to use up some of those lovely scraps we all have lurking around.

The waistband uses the ‘wrong’ side of the denim making a nice contrast to the skirt body and echos the reverse seam detail. Of course, you may prefer to use the usual side of your denim as I have on my Hong Kong Finish sample. Hong Kong binding is a nice way to neaten the waistband too, making your insides as pretty as your outsides.

A metal trouser zip goes all the way to the top of the waistband for a fuss-free (don’t-have-to-do-a-buttonhole) closure.

And finally, we have 2 hem finishes to choose from.

Use a contrasting print and the faced hem gives a little flash of joy with each wear.

I’ve enjoyed wearing the raw edge finish on my skirt. The occasional trim keeps the ends tidy and the edgestitch (use a matching thread for a subtle design feature) controls how much of your edge will fray. I really hope you enjoy planning the details of your Good Times Skirt as much as I have – you can make it as unique as you are!


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The Barcelona – our new PDF pattern!


Our new PDF pattern The Barcelona is out now!And she’s a beauty with her feature dart tucks and flattering boat neck… & Oh My! Look at her chevroned detailed skirt!And she comes with 2 back bodices…VERSION A has a classic high neck and VERSION B has a rather sassy V-back!and by the way…SHE HAS POCKETS!!!

We have a special new release offer…

Get 20% off the Barcelona PDF sewing pattern until Saturday 1st September (11.59pm GMT)!

26.11.18 update: NOW IN PAPER & PDF!

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The Knit & Stitch Show!


We had so much fun meeting all of you lovely sewing people at the Sewing Bee Live Show, we’re doing all again next week at the Knit & Stitch Show at Alexandra Palace!

And we are taking lots of our delicious paper patterns with us.MAVEN_PATTERNS_PAPER_PATTERNS

Oh, my!

Currently, that is the only way to get hold of one of our beautiful patterns.

Yes, I know I may be a tad biased…but I’m not wrong, they really are quite lovely!


Each pattern is presented in a reusable wallet that closes with a velcro spot. No more ripped envelopes or pattern pieces slipping out and escaping when you’re not looking.MAVEN_PATTERNS_PAPER_PATTERNS

Inside the wallet, you’ll find the pattern and the Maker Instruction Booklet.

As always, you get a professionally graded pattern in either UK sizes 8 – 18 or UK S – XL (our Maria Apron and Wendy Smock PDF patterns currently go up to UK size large, but we will be updating them in the future to include the XL size). All the seam allowances are included and clearly marked on the pattern and in the Maker Instructions Booklet.


The Maker Instructions

I love these little booklets…16 pages of clear and concise guidance so you can be your own Maven and make your perfect dress, top or apron!MAVEN_PATTERNS_PAPER_PATTERNS

We’d love to meet you and chat sewing. Don’t be shy, pop by and say “Hi!”

We will be on stand G3

The Knit & Stitch Show

Alexandra Palace, London