A LITTLE ABOUT ME
I am Marina Brumpton, founder and Director of Frocks & Frolics.
I originally trained as a tailor in a design studio situated in the beautiful countryside of northern Germany. We created lavish ballgowns as well as creating the clothing for cover photos of “Neue Mode” a very popular German sewing pattern company.
While working as a tailor, I found that passing on what I have learnt and exploring new techniques, was what I enjoyed the most. Therefore teaching seemed the obvious next step for me.
Teaching Product Design Textiles for 6 years was a fabulous experience and perhaps the most fulfilling part was seeing students venture out into their own fashion careers. Especially when they had originally taken Textiles as a fun subject/elective and were all set for a law degree.
Frocks & Frolics
Although I loved teaching I missed the fast-paced world of fashion and decided to start my own sewing pattern company. With my own company, I was able to incorporate everything I love from teaching beginners to designing and drafting my own patterns.
I am extremely excited at how popular my patterns have become in such a short period of time, and am looking forward to producing many more patterns in the future. The continued feedback and suggestions from you the customer is what drives me to produce more and better content for our community!
It is such a pleasure to design girl’s clothing because having raised a boy I never had the opportunity to sew frilly frocks. I must say big thank you to all my little models who seem to adore all their ‘frocks’ and whose smiles say it all really.
I have met so many lovely and talented ladies along the way, who have created online shops using my patterns to sell finished ‘frocks’. Others come on board as affiliates* to promote and sew my patterns, earning a little bit of cash along the way. It is fantastic too see how far my patterns have come, and I cannot wait to see where this journey will take us!
*to learn more about becoming an affiliate click HERE
Frocks & Frolics Patterns
My patterns use a one size per file system, unique to Frocks & Frolics in both Din A4 and letter size format. This allows me to make specific alterations to certain sizes and ages giving each individual pattern a tailored fit, which is simply not possible in multi size patterns. My shop is expanding age wise and I hope that soon there will be something perfect for everyone at Frocks & Frolics!