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 Rochester ha...

New release!

Coming soon….the Rochester top & dress sewing pattern!   Facebook Twitter Pinterest...

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...

Sewing The French Dart Shift in jersey!

I may have mentioned I like to get some mileage out of my patterns and when I was asked about sewing The French Dart Shift in jersey, a Ponte Roma knit to be specific,  I thought let’s see! (...

Block Fuse and Spot Fuse Tutorial

 HOW TO BLOCK FUSE OR SPOT FUSE  Block fusing your facings is a great little industry trick that anyone can use. Why? It is more accurate to cut out facings from a pre-fused piece of fabric, rather...

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...

#MAVENMAKERS – The Wendy Artisan Smock

The Wendy Artisan Smock | #MAVENMAKERS I just love this Wendy Artisan Smock made by Lou of Fox Hollies. Lou has done a sterling job of that neck binding, it looks very neat and even! It’s a very...