Welcome to Studio Faro

Come and share my passion for creative pattern making.

  • For a very long time images of the elizabethan shirt as a pattern or garment have fascinated me.  I’ve always favoured patterns that use every bit of fabric as they speak of a time when textiles were considered to be of great value.  A time......

  • Fashion Corset v Historic Corset There’s a lot of talk around the negative aspects of wearing corsets but be assured that’s not the whole story.  My experience with corsets is strictly fashion industry and what I share here in the blog and through the product......

  • If you have a look at this original post you’ll see my thinking when I attempted this Pattern Puzzle.  It appears so simple as an idea, but when testing the pattern I found it was like many other apparently ‘simple’ ideas, that is very difficult......

  • One of the biggest pitfalls in being a designer/pattern maker is the making and testing of sewing patterns, and the continual accumulation of sample garments related to these patterns.  For the on-going operation of my business I have to make these samples to test my......

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