Hello I'm Frances Tobin and I started The Maker’s Atelier because I love designing and making clothes. I was taught dressmaking by my mother, and it's been my passion ever since. After training as a fashion and textiles designer, I went on to work for many leading brands in Italy, the US and the UK and I still make most of my own clothes.
The patterns I have created for The Maker's Atelier are influenced by current fashion trends. I take the key shapes and refine them on the premise that the simplest shapes, in beautiful fabrics, make the most successful clothes.
Alongside the patterns you will find a selection of fabrics and haberdashery to assist you, as well as a magazine to inspire you.
See my address book here...