Video Blog: About “Sophie” and Victorian Patterns


Oh my goodness, I am SO THANKFUL for your comments and feedback you have given me!  I am still on a “learning curve” with these videos, but I am glad you seem to be enjoying them.

In this video, I talk about the new “Sophie” jacket pattern, as well as the 1880’s Dinner Bodice pattern I have online.  You will see original period source material from the Victorian era, and learn a little about how I take this original material and put it together into my patterns.  I hope you learn something new, and enjoy the video!

Thank you for your time, and please feel free to “share” this video online with your friends :)

Hugs, and have a great weekend!



6 thoughts on “Video Blog: About “Sophie” and Victorian Patterns”

  1. I think your Sophie Jacket is going to be a classic. I love it. I don’t know if I’m quite there as a sewist yet (love that term, going to start using it) but I am definitely going to buy some patterns from you. I really admire the work you do.

  2. Dearest Lauren you absolutely brighten an otherwise dark and dreary, raining and thundering day! I have so enjoyed your video’s. I have followed you blog for a couple years because I am very interested in Vintage fashion although I don’t sew much fashion for myself any more. I am painfully curious about the history of fashion and a recent trip to the V and A only piqued my sensibilities even more! Keep up the great work. Would you mind if I featured you and your work on a blog post in the near future? Many of my followers are essentially quilters but have been garment sewists in the past. In addition, some of us are Vintage in age and enjoy the trip down memory lane. Yes, I started sewing when only one pattern size was available per pattern, and I wore a size 6. Now that is Vintage!!!

  3. Dear Lauren,
    What a happy and informative post. Really enjoyed learning about your pattern-making process, and loved the look into the Sophie instructions. I’d hesitated about that pattern, not knowing how detailed they might be. They’re super, and the sketches look really clear. The skill and time you put into these really shows.
    The Sophie jacket is now on my wish list!
    Very best,

  4. Thank you for this very nice and informative insight into what goes into your patterns. Your work is very good and important, too. The Sophie jacket is beautiful, and one I will attempt when I up my skills :)

    I wish you and your business a lot of success in 2014!

  5. Thanks for answering my questions and sharing so much! What you do is a really fascinating process. You really make clear what is so great about your patterns and the work that goes into them. I think this is your most polished video blog yet!

  6. You are so sweet and well spoken! I am in awe at the hard work you put into your patterns! Thank you so much for contributing to the sewing community in this way!
    I hope to be able to buy a pattern from you very soon… Now to decide which one. :)

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