The vision

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In the Folds provides you with the tools and resources you need to slow down and enjoy the process of making a beautiful and considered handmade wardrobe. Each pattern is designed thoughtfully to ensure that the pattern (and the garment made with it) will last the test of time. Not only is every seam in the pattern considered, but the making process itself. I like to think of new and innovative ways to challenge and inspire makers, whilst ensuring they feel supported and confident to tackle the challenge.

Aesthetically, the designs lean heavily towards the everyday. They’re pieces that will fit comfortably into your wardrobe, but will stand out with their interesting and refined details - timeless, yet modern - beautiful, yet understated. I strive to create patterns that allow makers to feel at ease and comfortable to do anything they choose to do in their handmade wardrobe.

In the Folds sewing patterns and resources will inspire and encourage you to make garments that are beautiful both inside and out. It is my belief that if garments are made well, and to last, we take better care of them, forming stronger bonds and ties and cherishing them long into the future.

For me, clothing is more than the fabric we wrap ourselves in, but the shield we choose to wear as we step out into the world. It is a form of self-expression and a way to connect with others. It has the power to make us feel utterly ourselves.

I believe in thoughtful and intentional consumption. Making decisions about what we wear carefully and mindfully, always considering people and planet in these decisions we make. By making garments that fit well and make us feel great, we require less. A small curated wardrobe of garments we are proud of and feel comfortable to wear daily, rather than an overflowing wardrobe of garments that never quite fit.

It is my hope that by making our own clothes we can all slow down, celebrate every stitch, learn something new and appreciate the amazing things you can do with your hands.

In the Folds patterns are not patterns that you can make in an hour or two, and they’re not supposed to be. Through the design, detailing and finishing techniques, they have been created to help you slow down and enjoy the process of making. Due to their focus on clean and high-end finishing, you will be reaching for the garment time and time again, season after season.

Each pattern is designed with longevity in mind - made to be used again and again - adapted to fit your style, taste and body shape.

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What can you expect from an In the Folds pattern?

  •  A pattern that is beautifully drafted and available in a broad range of sizes. For more information on sizing, please look here   

  • Thoughtful design and unexpected detailing

  • A versatile  pattern with room for you to make your own

  • A project that can be as simple or as challenging as you would like to make it

  • A pattern that will teach you a new technique (or hopefully two)

  • Instructions that will help you get a beautiful store-bought finish and encourage you to push yourself into unknown territory

  • Step-by-step tutorials and sew-alongs that will give you helpful hints and tips that will help you in future projects. For sew-alongs look here

  • And loads of pattern hacking inspiration, so that you can transform a single pattern into as many garments as your imagination will allow. For pattern making posts look here

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