Welcome to Design Diary, the blog behind Megan Nielsen Patterns.
Where fashion and sewing meet
We believe that creating a stylish wardrobe should be easy, and we’re here to help you do it. Whether you’re looking for free tutorials to update your wardobe, styling ideas or to improve your sewing skills, you can find it all here.
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Meet the girls
Meg is the designer behind Megan Nielsen Patterns.
At the beginning of 2010 she launched her brand with a debut ready to wear collection – it was an instant hit. Since then she’s released 5 ready to wear collections, and in 2012 added a line of modern and easy to use sewing patterns based on her designs.
When Meg’s not hanging out at Design Diary adding way too many exclamation points to everything, you’ll find her:
- on instagram: @megannielsenpatterns
- on facebook: Megan Nielsen Patterns
- on pinterest: @megan_nielsen
- on twitter: @megan_nielsen
- at the Megan Nielsen store
Holly writes part time for Design Diary – sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine. She also has her own Etsy shop, Nelly Lou, where she creates clothing and accessories for little ones.
Holly lives near Boston, MA with her husband and baby girl, Penny.
When she isn’t sewing and blogging here, you can find her:
- at her personal blog: HollyDolly
- on Instagram: @hollyjollydolly
- on Pinterest: @HollyDolly
- her store: Nelly Lou on Etsy
Sarah Beth also writes part time for Design Diary, working hard to create fantastic tutorials, tips and features. Sarah is more than a little obsessed with sewing, and also has her own blog Lace and Pine Designs where she shares gorgeous makes for herself and her girls. She appreciates the feminine and traditional life while also enjoying the country life and the great outdoors
Sarah lives in California with her husband and three beautiful little girls.
When she isn’t here making sewing look easy, you can find her: