The Strap & Facing Tutorial – the Maria Apron

Oh wow! This photo tutorial has turned into a monster tutorial on how to sew the straps and facing for The Maria Apron! You will need to have followed the instructions included with the pattern so the...

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...

The Slip Stitch Tutorial

Our new sewing pattern, The Rochester, has two options Version A is a top and Version B is a dress with a tie belt. Part of the belt is closed with a slip stitch. This is a very useful and near invisi...

How to Lower a Bust Dart Tutorial

HOW TO LOWER A BUST DART TUTORIAL Let’s talk darts first, I do love a good dart! A good dart takes away fullness where we don’t want it, enhancing our lovely shapes! A bad dart, well doesn’t. It...

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! (...

The Bicep Adjustment Tutorial

Hello! What’s a bicep adjustment I hear you ask? Because it sound painful. It’s not, no biceps were harmed in the making of this tutorial… So the question is, how are your sleeves fi...

How to Make a Button Loop Tutorial

A handy little tutorial to show you how to make a handworked button loop….. SUPPLIES to make a button loop: Firstly gather your supplies: garment (obviously) button (1.5-1cm in width works well ...