Meet our April Maker of the Month!


Meet the Maker of the Month - April

Introducing Maker of the Month APRIL!

Marvel at the fashion-forward ensemble showcased by Claire, also known as @claire.alden, as she effortlessly flaunts her custom-made Sunny Knit Top and Barry Woven Pant combo. The delightful colour scheme and her unique sense of style have captivated our hearts.⁠

Claire has been awarded a $40 Style Arc voucher for being chosen as Maker of the Month. Would you like to be recognized as the Maker of the Month for May? Simply tag #samakermay24 on Instagram for a chance to win.⁠

Keep reading to get to know Claire!

Meet the Maker of the Month - Claire

1) How long have you been sewing for and how did you learn to sew?

I have always been interested in sewing from as far back as I can remember. As a teenager I’d make my clothes for my nights out. When I started working, I stopped sewing. I got back to sewing in earnest in 2019, where I decided to learn as much as I could. Social media has opened doors and there is a huge sharing and great sewing community.

2) What comes first… The sewing pattern? Or the fabric?

It’s fabric for me! Since making my own clothes my wardrobe is so colourful

FABRIC! Since making my own clothes my wardrobe is so colourful! I buy fabric because I love it and match it to a pattern later. I love making my own clothes and creating my own look and style.

3) What are your top 3 Style Arc sewing patterns?

The Bob Woven Pant was one of my first and favourite patterns. I also love the Barry Woven Pant and the Hope Woven Dress.

As my skills improve, I have many more planned…. (Your instructions made me hesitant to use your patterns but they are always so well drafted. You have / are changing this and wow it’s awesome)

4) What is the piece of sewing advice that you have received….

That RTW garments have nothing to do with pattern sizes. Measure yourself and look at the amount of ease the garment has. Learn, learn, learn as much as you can!

Meet the Maker of the Month - April

Here’s how to enter:

1. Follow us on Instagram @‌stylearc⁠
⁠2. Tag your Style Arc creations on Instagram #samakermay2024⁠ before the end of the month

The MAKER OF THE MONTH will be selected by the STYLE ARC team and contacted via Instagram direct message before being announced on our Instagram and featuring in our newsletter.⁠

We are so EXCITED to see your FABULOUS creations and continue to grow and support our sewing community!⁠


Happy sewing!

♡ The Style Arc team