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Contemporary Sewing Patterns

Kenilworth, England

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Announcement    | COVID-19 UPDATE | We are still posting out from the UK but please be aware that there are, in some cases, severe worldwide delays to the normal postal services. Our PDF patterns are available to download instantly!

These professional, industry quality sewing patterns have been designed with you, the makers and the sewists, in mind - allowing you to have inside knowledge of industry secrets for a polished finish to your garments. With these dressmaking patterns, you will be able to create garments with spirit and integrity that you will want to wear daily and will love forever. Clothes that are beyond fashion, grown-up clothes for the young of heart and creative of mind. Not the stuff of teenagers but of the woman who knows what she likes and wants to wear it, to make it, love it and cherish it. And make it again and again in a different cloth. These are the clothes of the women who will help save the art of construction, the art of making, who will enjoy the journey savouring every stitch. And these are the patterns for the women who will tear through the instructions in an excited rampage because it’s only two hours till tea time and by jingo, she will have a new top to wear while she burns the fish fingers!

Each pattern has been tested (and tested, and tested several more times!) so all should be well...but we're only human. If you have a problem contact me, I'm happy to help! hello[at]mavenpatterns.co.uk

| PATTERN HELPLINE |
For the quickest response send an ETSY convo
or an email to hello [at] mavenpatterns.co.uk
Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9-5pm (GMT)

| PDF PATTERN PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS |
*Print at home on A4 or US letter paper
*A0 copy shop file.

| PRINTING TUTORIAL |
If you are new to PDF patterns - we have a tutorial!
HOW TO PRINT TUTORIAL: http://mavenpatterns.co.uk/how-to-print-and-tile-a-pdf-sewing-pattern/
ETSY HOW TO DOWNLOAD TUTORIAL: https://www.etsy.com/uk/help/article/3949

| FOR BEST RESULTS |
* READ ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE printing!
* Print using the latest version of ADOBE ACROBAT READER
* We advise printing from a desktop or laptop computer
*YOU MUST PRINT THE TEST SQUARE PAGE FIRST to ensure your printer is printing your pattern at the right scale.

| SEWING PATTERNS - TERMS OF USE |
All Maven Patterns sewing patterns are for personal use only and not to be shared, resold, redistributed or used in any form for commercial purposes. Our patterns may not be used to produce goods for commercial sale.

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Last updated on 08 Feb, 2021

| COVID-19 UPDATE | We are still posting out from the UK but please be aware that there are, in some cases, severe worldwide delays to the normal postal services. Our PDF patterns are available to download instantly!

These professional, industry quality sewing patterns have been designed with you, the makers and the sewists, in mind - allowing you to have inside knowledge of industry secrets for a polished finish to your garments. With these dressmaking patterns, you will be able to create garments with spirit and integrity that you will want to wear daily and will love forever. Clothes that are beyond fashion, grown-up clothes for the young of heart and creative of mind. Not the stuff of teenagers but of the woman who knows what she likes and wants to wear it, to make it, love it and cherish it. And make it again and again in a different cloth. These are the clothes of the women who will help save the art of construction, the art of making, who will enjoy the journey savouring every stitch. And these are the patterns for the women who will tear through the instructions in an excited rampage because it’s only two hours till tea time and by jingo, she will have a new top to wear while she burns the fish fingers!

Each pattern has been tested (and tested, and tested several more times!) so all should be well...but we're only human. If you have a problem contact me, I'm happy to help! hello[at]mavenpatterns.co.uk

| PATTERN HELPLINE |
For the quickest response send an ETSY convo
or an email to hello [at] mavenpatterns.co.uk
Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9-5pm (GMT)

| PDF PATTERN PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS |
*Print at home on A4 or US letter paper
*A0 copy shop file.

| PRINTING TUTORIAL |
If you are new to PDF patterns - we have a tutorial!
HOW TO PRINT TUTORIAL: http://mavenpatterns.co.uk/how-to-print-and-tile-a-pdf-sewing-pattern/
ETSY HOW TO DOWNLOAD TUTORIAL: https://www.etsy.com/uk/help/article/3949

| FOR BEST RESULTS |
* READ ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE printing!
* Print using the latest version of ADOBE ACROBAT READER
* We advise printing from a desktop or laptop computer
*YOU MUST PRINT THE TEST SQUARE PAGE FIRST to ensure your printer is printing your pattern at the right scale.

| SEWING PATTERNS - TERMS OF USE |
All Maven Patterns sewing patterns are for personal use only and not to be shared, resold, redistributed or used in any form for commercial purposes. Our patterns may not be used to produce goods for commercial sale.

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Did you know we have lots of tutorials on our website to help you make more with your Maven sewing pattern? scissorsscissorsscissorsscissorsscissors
We have a marvellous pattern hack up on the website to make a frilled hem dress using our Wendy Smock Pattern. scissorsscissorsscissors
www.mavenpatterns.co.uk/the-wendy-smock-the-frilled-dress-hack/
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About mavenpatterns

Sales 10,791
On Etsy since 2015

Mrs Maven and her philosophy of making....

I've always made things, since I was tiny, it was a way of life in our house. I grew up with parents who would make whatever furniture they needed - literally cutting up the sofa to make it a new shape - I'm not joking, you never quite knew what you'd come home to after school!
They were always creative but never wasteful, that thought has stayed with me. I was lucky, they encouraged me when I said I wanted to study fashion - not the usual choice for a quiet girl from a small town in Somerset. So off I went to college and discovered patterncutting, it was a light bulb moment - things made sense! The joy of starting with a flat piece of paper and transforming it into a 3D wearable creation satisfied my creativity and practical streak all in one go. A (long) stint in London followed working in the fashion industry, which was interesting but ultimately unsatisfying - clothes were just becoming too disposable, the craft of making slowly being devalued in the name of speed.
So now I create my own patterns. Maven Patterns. My philosophy is just to make things I LOVE, and that YOU will love too! Clothes that will demand to be worn again and again, so we Makers can enjoy the process of making and that hunt for the perfect piece of fabric.
So get out your scissors and thread up that sewing machine!
Mrs Maven x

Shop members

  • maven patterns

    Owner, Pattern Designer

    After a lifetime working as a professional patterncutter, Mrs M became slightly disillusioned with the high turn over of fashion, so she dedicated herself to working at Granny’s table and sharing her knowledge with you in the form of Maven Patterns.

  • Eve

    Office Manager

    Eve has recently joined Maven and does all the things Mrs M doesn't have time to do. She's a little gem

Production partners

  • ORBIT IMAGING

    Bridgwater, England

    They print our paper patterns!

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Last updated on 18 Oct, 2020
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SIZE CHARTS & FABRIC REQUIREMENTS ARE SHOWN IN THE LISTING PHOTOS, JUST SCROLL THROUGH.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Each pattern has been tested (and tested, and tested several more times!) so all should be well...but we're only human, but if you have a problem contact me, I'm happy to help:
hello[at]mavenpatterns.co.uk

PATTERN HELPLINE: hello[at]mavenpatterns.co.uk
For the quickest response send an ETSY convo or an email to
hello[at]mavenpatterns.co.uk Our office hours are 9-5 pm, Monday to Friday and while I try to answer all questions as quickly as possible, I appreciate your patience if it takes a little longer!

Keep up to date with our latest releases, updates and special offers by liking us on Facebook
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DOWNLOAD PROBLEMS?
ETSY HOW TO DOWNLOAD TUTORIAL: https://www.etsy.com/uk/help/article/3949

DIGITAL PATTERNS - PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS:

THE PRINT AT HOME PATTERN (prints on A4 or US letter paper) IS COMBINED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS. You will find a list of page numbers in the instructions so you can just print the pages you choose to save ink and paper.

We now include a separate A0 COPYSHOP file.

*IF YOU ARE ONLY SEEING 2 PAGES TO PRINT AT HOME, CLOSE THE A0 FILE, OPEN AND PRINT FROM THE FILE THAT IS INCLUDED WITH THE MAKER INSTRUCTIONS.*

You will need Adobe Reader to open the files: http://get.adobe.com/reader/

For best results READ ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE printing!

YOU MUST PRINT THE TEST SQUARE PAGE FIRST to ensure your printer is printing your pattern at the right scale.

PRINT HELP: https://mavenpatterns.co.uk/printing-tutorials/

TERMS OF USE:

| SEWING PATTERNS - TERMS OF USE |
All Maven Patterns sewing patterns are for personal use only and not to be shared, resold, redistributed or used in any form for commercial purposes. Our patterns may not be used to produce goods for commercial sale.

POSTAGE & DELIVERY:

COVID-19 UPDATE | PLEASE BE AWARE THERE ARE, IN SOME CASES, SEVERE DELAYS TO THE NORMAL POSTAL SERVICES GLOBALLY. International orders are taking between 4-8 weeks to arrive.

We aim to post your pattern within 2 working days using Royal Mail services.
UK: Royal Mail standard service.
Europe & Rest of World: International Tracked or Signed for services.
DELIVERY TIMES VARY AROUND THE WORLD:
This could take longer to some destinations than usual. Please allow sufficient time for your items to arrive. We cannot guarantee a delivery date and are not responsible for delays due to items held up by Customs. If a pattern is needed for a specific date, we recommend purchasing our digital patterns.
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS IS CORRECT

REFUNDS:

DIGITAL PATTERNS: refunds will not be given for digital products
PRINTED PATTERNS:
We hope you are delighted with your pattern. Should you wish to return a physical product please contact us within 7 days before doing so. Goods must be in their original condition – undamaged, unopened and unused. Cut patterns cannot be returned for any reason. We do not refund the original postage costs for returned goods. You are responsible for Postage & other return costs, the goods are also your responsibility until they have been received by us.

REFUNDS - posting back to us:

We recommend using a recorded delivery/tracked postal service and packing well to avoid damage to the pattern in the post. Postal charges will only be reimbursed to you by us in the case of faulty or incorrectly supplied goods. Should a refund be agreed for any reason, the item must be returned to seller within 14 days of receiving the item. You are also fully responsible for the payment of any international taxes levied for a return package, e.g customs duty and/or VAT. To avoid this charge, please clearly mark your parcel RETURNED MERCHANDISE.

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