Blueprints For Sewing

Blueprints For Sewing patterns are simple, flattering, comfortable and classic with an artistic edge. They emphasise functionality and simplicity and feature thoughtful embellishments and adaptable cuts. Each patterns takes its inspiration from an architectural style.

Blueprints patterns are designed to help sewists of all levels create clothing that they love to wear. For those new to sewing, each Blueprints pattern is a mini sewing lesson, introducing techniques that help to make fine, detailed sewing easier. For more experienced sewists, every pattern spotlights one or more techniques that can be applied to other projects with fabulous results. 

Blueprints patterns are designed to facilitate a variety of common fitting adjustments – not just length like conventional sewing patterns. Though they provide methods for fine tuning, they can also be sewn up without adjustment with great results!

Blueprints Owner & Designer, Taylor McVay, made clothing since she was very small. She never thought much of it, though it stayed a core component of her life through her early years as a punk rock teen, to recycling by-the-pound 2nd hand clothes to make outfits in college. The desire to create clothing grew and strengthened, through her dissatisfaction with the available clothing (and the industry behind it) and well as the intense satisfaction she gained from creating things by hand.

At some point, she realised that sewing was an unexpected and under-represented skill. She spent most of her early adult life doing alterations, making custom clothing for others, dabbling in many areas of the fashion world, and teaching others to do the same.

She loved the idea of taking her experience and using it to create informative and fun sewing patterns for a new wave of sewing enthusiasts. The artist and intellectual in her, however, felt she needed to bring a bit more to the table. So, Blueprints for Sewing was born.