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.
To get you started in creating your own wardrobe, there is now a selection of Making-Kits, with everything you need to recreate the styles with the minimum of fuss; so that you can concentrate on making.
See my address book here...