Meet Finishedseams

Maria Yap in Cynthia Rowley 1366 pattern and  Nano Iro “Chant et Poesie fabric

Thursday 14 January 2021: Maria Yap is back for Sewover50 to talk about her creative process.

Maria Yap discusses her creative process
Maria takes her time matching fabric to patterns

Maria is an emotional fabric buyer and as long as the price of the fabric fits her budget, she has fabrics to make into the projects that inspire her. In this podcast Maria talks about how she will either let the fabric dictate the project or else she will change the fabric weight to make it work for her intended project.

Endless combinations sewn by Maria Yap

Colour in nature inspire her and Nani Iro fabrics are her weakness. When the pattern she decides to make has great design features, she will use solid colour fabrics to make the pattern design shine.

Nani Iro fabrics are Maria’s fav fabric
This is Maria’s endless combination collection

Thursday 10 December 2020: Maria Yap is a doctor by profession and a mom by vocation. You may already know Maria from her Pattern Review library.

Finished Seams for Sewover50
Style Arc Sienna jacket

Maria’s sewing blog contains very detailed reviews of patterns and the fabrics she uses. In the dictionary, you’ll see Maria’s photo under the definition of ‘meticulous’. Maria has shared her sewing experience and knowledge with the sewing community for many years now.

Maria’s latest cord pant using Simplicity 8957

Maria’s earliest experience helping her mother keep their treadle sewing machine operational didn’t deter her from deciding to sew.

Simplicity 8705 for Mr Yap

When you look at the garments Maria has sewn, you’ll realise these demonstrate her passion to be creative when she sews. Maria chats to us about her latest garment sewing contest garments and how she used her creativity to use fabrics and patterns she’s been wanting to use for a while.

Sewover50 has given Maria a safe place to act with likeminded people on Instagram.

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