Meet our May Maker of the Month!


Meet the Maker of the Month - May

Introducing Maker of the Month MAY!

We couldn’t resist Alice’s stunning Queenie Woven Dress with the addition of the Millicent Wrap Dress lantern sleeves made in a divine Lady McElroy viscose challis lawn. Check out Alice’s winning Instagram reel featuring the Queenie Dress here @sewaliharding.

Alice 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 June? Simply tag #samakerjune24 on Instagram for a chance to win.⁠

Keep reading to get to know Alice!

Meet the Maker of the Month - Alice

1) What inspired you to start sewing, and how did you discover Style Arc patterns?
I started sewing after I finished school and was accepted to a lovely little fashion institute. I love the methodical nature of sewing; follow each step, press, stitch, press again. I discovered Style Arc patterns through suggestions by others on a Facebook sewing page!

2) Which Style Arc pattern is your favourite to work with and why?
There are so many gorgeous patterns but two of my favourites are Queenie and Millicent. So versatile and easy to adapt. Queenie for the basic block nature of the pattern pieces- it’s now a staple that I use to create my own patterns. Millicent for the short sleeves! They’re my absolute favourite sleeve design.

3) What comes first the sewing pattern or the fabric?
A bit of both! I usually shop for patterns and fabrics during sale times. Honestly though, it’s usually the fabric first, I like to say I have a curated collection of fabric art. Sewing and buying fabric are two different hobbies… right?

4) What advice would you give to someone interested in learning to sew?
Find a good teacher or someone who can point you in the right direction (even if it’s YouTube videos!). Sewing is a bottomless pit that can be overwhelming and causes so many to give up.

Once you’ve done that, persist!! Practice! Sew a continuous lap band to get your seam allowance correct and your straight stitching down pat, find a simple pattern you like and sew it multiple times, get to know your sewing machine like the back of your hand, do the same skills over and over until you can’t get it wrong. As I tell my own students; be brave enough to be bad at something new… until you’re good!

Meet the Maker of the Month - May

Here’s how to enter:

1. Follow us on Instagram @‌stylearc⁠
⁠2. Tag your Style Arc creations on Instagram #samakerjune2024⁠ 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