New Release – 20% off

It’s the last day of the launch sale price for The Rochester PDF sewing pattern! No code needed, just head straight to Etsy to save 20% off the usual price…happy Sunday sewing!  ...

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...

Sneak Peek!

The sun has popped out this morning so I was able to take a quick photo of the next pattern! She’s called The Rochester. It seemed a fitting name as I went to college in Rochester, Kent and stud...

How to Make a Button Loop Tutorial

A handy little tutorial to show you how to make a handworked button loop….. | HOW TO MAKE A BUTTON LOOP | | SUPPLIES to make a button loop | Firstly gather your supplies: garment (obviously) bu...

How to Grade Between Two Sizes

How to Grade Between Two Sizes We are a unique and amazing bunch of individuals, all different shapes and sizes. Even those of us with the same measurements can be different shapes! You’ll under...

Lengthen or Shorten a Sewing Pattern Tutorial

How to Lengthen or Shorten a Sewing Pattern This is just about the easiest pattern alteration to do! You’ve probably noticed, many patterns have horizontal length adjustment lines marked on them...

#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...