Episode Eighteen : Sewing Their Trends with Dominque Major and Shauni Sanderson

This week’s guests are Dominque Major and Shauni Sanderson of Magnificent Thread.

There are a few people that we see on instagram who just seem to be nailing their personal style through their makes and these two are doing exactly that. We are in awe of how stylish and on trend they appear to be and we wanted to talk to them about the trends they set and who inspires them. 

We learn about their blogs and instagram as well as the usual good stuff -sewing stories, their first makes and their love for Indie patterns!

Shauni and Dominque are both so brilliantly down to earth and help our shoe shopping guilt, disorganised wardrobe guilt and not tracing guilt so thanks for that ladies!!

Settle in with us for a good ole natter about fashion, fun and fabrics oh and loads of sewing!!


This episode was bought to you by Sewisfaction who sell amazing fabrics, haberdashery items and indie patterns both online and in there shop in Wokingham, Berkshire – where they also teach lots of lovely sewing and craft classes!
They stock many gorgeous dressmaking fabrics and we especially love their unique sewing kits where you can get everything to make some of the most popular indie patterns – like Closet Case Patterns Ginger Jeans or Tilly and The Buttons Cleo kit! 
Go visit their incredible range at www.sewisfaction.co.uk just in time for their brilliant summer sale and use our special code STITCHERSBREW for 10% off all fabric and patterns until 31st July.
We all need some Sewisfaction we’ll be heading there ourselves to check out that summer sale after the show!



Shauni is the blogger behind The Magnificent Thread and host of #sewingleftovers


Dominque is one half of Suzy Magazine and the author of her blog and ‘Major Mondays’ weekly newsletter


Dom –
Suzy mag
Major Mondays
Tilly and the Buttons first indie patterns!

Shauni – 
4 year blog anniversary Wooh!! 
1st blog – pencil skirt from GBSB book

Cloth magazine skirt

Tilly’s 1st book

Curated closet book

Wool and the Gang – Ra Ra Raffia collection

Dom – Sew The Trends section on her blog (Alexa Chung)

Republique De Chiffon Elisabeth Blouse

Lladybird’s blog about the new vogue patterns covers

Shauni – Butterick cullottes:

Simplicity skirt with buckle:

The Fold Line pattern search

French sewing patterns – Ready To Sew
Juliette skirt

Republique Du Chiffon

Please can someone translate all the French patterns and set up an app!! 😉

Vanessa Pouzet
DP Studio

What Going On The High Street this Spring/ Summer
And Other Stories
– Tea Dresses
– trousers like Lander Pants:

– jumpsuits wide legged, big sleeves

Is the ruffle dead?!

Boiler suit
Mimi G boiler suit

Sew Up North – 29th September

– fabric – Kirkgate Market, Samuel Taylors, John Lewis
Dewsbury had Fabworks, Lucky Fashions
Abakhan in Manchester

Hedben Bridge WI Rag Market – twice a year

Dom – Fabric Land
Loving The Fabric
Goldhawk Road
Sew Me Sunshine
Fabric Godmother

Shauni – Cotton Reel Studio
Thimble and Notch
Stof & Stil

Japan – Napori!

Shauni – Hedgehog costume for museum:

Style Icon
D – Alexa Chung, Liv Purvis
S- Ada Spragg, What Katie sews, What Jess Sews, Rosie martin

Closet Case pattern – jeans making ebook, online course
Ginger Jeans

Shauni – Join in on #sewingleftovers


+++ Theme song created by Stephen Ellis +++

+++ Podcast edited by Gabby Young and Stephen Ellis +++

Gabby Young



Megan Valero

Pigeon Wishes


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