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Frances Tobin

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...