Author Archives: Freya

About Freya

I love everything there is about sewing - oh, except for cutting out fabric.... I'm the creator of Elise Patterns - an independent lingerie sewing pattern company - based in London. When I'm not doing that, I can sometimes be found writing on my personal sewing blog - Handmade By Freya. I appreciate all of your lovely thoughtful comments and opinions! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read what I write.


“I, Freya of (, and @elisepatterns on instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavour to wear at least one item of Me Made clothing each day for the duration of May 2016″ Crikey, I can’t believe … Continue reading

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Exciting bra related news…

As some of you may be aware, I have a little side business called Elise Patterns. I make and sell pdf downloadable lingerie sewing patterns. The exciting thing is that I am now branching out and starting to sell lingerie sewing supplies! Continue reading

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Tailoring and bespoke sewing services in the UK

Here are a few excellent sites i’ve come across recently that are great for sourcing more unusual dressmaking and tailoring supplies. Continue reading

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Flash Instagram Sale on Saturday!

A little announcement just to let you all know I’m going to be having a flash sale of patterns and fabric on Saturday! (I’ve never done this, so this could end up being a complete disaster!) Continue reading

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La Françoise….

Françoise reminds me of school. Not school uniforms but of French classes. Our French textbook at school was called “Arc en Ciel” and all I remember from that text book was the name François and Françoise. I always found it odd … Continue reading

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The Style Arc Maggie…

  This is the Style Arc Maggie shirt and it’s the first Style Arc pattern that I’ve tried. This is the kind of shirt that I normally love – loose and baggy, perfect over a pair of skinny jeans. Judging by my face, … Continue reading

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