The French Dart | Full Bust Adjustment (FBA)

What is a Full Bust Adjustment (FBA)? Sewing patterns are generally (and there are exceptions) drafted to accommodate a B cup. All Maven Patterns are drafted with a B cup. Unfair I know, but unfortuna...

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...

The Original Maria….

This really is the most delightful Maria Wrap Apron I’ve seen. Let me tell you why…It’s made by THE actual Maria that the apron is named after! Oh, yes…my very inspiring frie...

The Maria Wrap Apron UPDATE

The Maria Wrap Apron Update I’ve done a little re-vamp on the maker instructions for The Maria Wrap Apron. I’ve added some hyperlinks – Wahoo! – so now if you are viewing ...

The Maria Wrap Apron Reversible Tutorial

How to Make a Reversible Maria Apron I’ve seen some lovely reversible  Maria Wrap Aprons appearing by way of the growing band of happy #mavenmakers. I’m so delighted to see your ...

Instagram first for Maven!

                                  I’m so excited to share this with you all…The first Maria Wrap Apron...

The Maria Wrap Apron – PDF Sewing Pattern

The Maria Wrap Apron – PDF Sewing Pattern by Maven Patterns At last…an action shot of The Maria Wrap Apron in her natural surroundings. She was named after my very lovely and creative fri...