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.

Other than that, she’s 30, an Aussie, a passionate Christian, and lives in sunny Perth, Western Australia with her wonderful hubby Chris, and three beautiful kiddos (“Bunny”, “Buddy” and “Birdie”).

When Meg’s not hanging out at Design Diary adding way too many exclamation points to everything, you’ll find her:

Holly is Meg’s wonderful creative assistant – she works hard to create fantastic tutorials, tips and features for Design Diary. She loves bows and she’s completely adorable.

With a Bachelors in Fashion and Textile Technology from Buffalo state, and an Associates in Fashion Design from FIT in NYC,  she really knows her stuff.

Holly has her own line of jewelry and and accessories, and lives near  Boston, Massachusetts with her wonderful husband “Boo”.

When she’s not at Design Diary being generally awesome, you can find her:


Sarah handles operations at Megan Nielsen Patterns. She helps keep things running smoothly behind the scenes, ensures that Meg always has her head screwed on right, and will always look after you if you have any questions or issues. She’s probably the nicest person you’ll ever meet.

Other than being the best operations assistant known to man, Sarah creates gorgeous handmade keepsake teddy bears. She lives in sunny Perth Australia with her husband and gorgeous little boy.

When she isn’t here you can find her: