Andrea Pannell
Pattern Anthology
Andrea Pannell, Melissa Mora, Kate Blocher, & Shauna Wightman Pattern Anthology Andrea Pannell is the owner of Go To Patterns, a curated online pattern boutique. She loves designing and sewing clothes for children and women that will become wardrobe staples to be sewn again and again. She is also the owner of the popular websites, Andrea’s Notebook and Sewtorial, where she encourages women around the globe to embrace their creative side. Melissa Mora blogs at Melly Sews, where she gets to combine her love of sewing, teaching and writing in one creative place. Melissa spent 12 years in the classroom as an award-winning high school theatre teacher before leaving to become a full time blogger and the designer/owner of Blank Slate Patterns, focusing on PDF sewing patterns for modern boys, girls and women. Her customers love that her patterns strive to be a “blank slate” for their own creativity. She has over 30 years of sewing experience (she started young!) and loves to teach others the joys of sewing. A native Texan, Melissa lives in Austin with her husband and two boys. Kate Blocher is the founder of see kate sew, an online blog that focuses on handmade fashion for children and adults. She started her blog 5 years ago after having her first baby to share her love of clothing design. She offers sewing tips, tutorials and DIY (Do It Yourself) patterns for makers everywhere. The overall vibe is clean and modern with bold patterns that are fun to sew! Shauna Wightman has been blogging for four years. She is the founder of Shwin Designs, a pattern company. She also is a co-founder of Pattern Anthology, a pattern collective. While she has been sewing most of her life, it was the birth of her child that led her to finding her passion. When she is not attending soccer games, wiping noses, or exploring the great outdoors with her family she is sewing, drafting, creating and dreaming.