My love affair with everything sewing began a long time ago. I dreamed of becoming a fashion designer, travelling the world all that good stuff. To cut a long story short I became a professional tailoress in Germany, worked with many notable fashion designers and ended up becoming a teacher for Textiles in the UK.

So there definitely was travel! After a decade in the education system, I really started missing the fast-paced world of fashion and creating my own designs. The best way to combine both was to teach adults and start a business on the side. Followed by a cheery evening thinking up names for my new business, we settled on Frocks & Frolics and I began to design the most gorgeous flower girl dresses and sold those worldwide and dreamed of business trips to China buying precious silk fabric. The travelling really always was part of my dreams!

To gain more visitors for my site, I produced a YouTube video, showing how I make my flower girl dresses. I literally sat in front of the computer and watched my views go up! I was already creating pdf patterns for my sewing courses and thought, maybe I should sell those instead off the finished product. Shortly after that I stopped making the dresses and started selling the patterns.

Frocks and 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!

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Marina Brumpton Founder and Creative Director

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My love affair with everything sewing began a long time ago. I dreamed of becoming a fashion designer, travelling the world all that good stuff. To cut a long story short I became a professional tailoress in Germany, worked with many notable fashion designers and ended up becoming a teacher for Textiles in the UK. So there definitely was travel! After a decade in the education system, I really started missing the fast-paced world of fashion and creating my own designs. The best way to combine both was to teach adults and start a business on the side. 

Followed by a cheery evening thinking up names for my new business, we settled on Frocks & Frolics and I began to design the most gorgeous flower girl dresses and sold those worldwide and dreamed of business trips to China buying precious silk fabric. The travelling really always was part of my dreams! To gain more visitors for my site, I produced a YouTube video, showing how I make my flower girl dresses. I literally sat in front of the computer and watched my views go up! I was already creating pdf patterns for my sewing courses and thought, maybe I should sell those instead off the finished product. Shortly after that I stopped making the dresses and started selling the patterns.

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Never tried a Frocks & Frolics Pattern before? Here is why you should…

  • Drafted & Designed by Hand by a Professional Tailor
  • Free Access to the Sewing Academy where you can get multiple free sewing courses and access your purchased patterns forever
  • Clear and Easy to Follow Step by Step Written Instructions
  • Free Video Tutorials for Each Step accessed at any time
  • Instant Download PDF Pattern so you can get started straight away
  • Individually Sized PDF Patterns (saving you paper and your sanity)
  • Facebook Sewing Circle Support Group so you can share your beautiful makes & ask questions
  • Extra Industry Techniques and Sewing Tips and Tricks to get you sewing like a pro
  • Mix & Match Patterns: all of our patterns work together so you can mix and match to create your own perfect designs
  • Personalised support from Marina when you need it
  • Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced sewer, we promise that you will adore our patterns.

Never tried a Frocks & Frolics Pattern before? Here is why you should…

  • Drafted & Designed by Hand by a Professional Tailor
  • Free Access to the Sewing Academy where you can get multiple free sewing courses and access your purchased patterns forever
  • Clear and Easy to Follow Step by Step Written Instructions
  • Free Video Tutorials for Each Step accessed at any time
  • Instant Download PDF Pattern so you can get started straight away
  • Individually Sized PDF Patterns (saving you paper and your sanity)
  • Facebook Sewing Circle Support Group so you can share your beautiful makes & ask questions
  • Extra Industry Techniques and Sewing Tips and Tricks to get you sewing like a pro
  • Mix & Match Patterns: all of our patterns work together so you can mix and match to create your own perfect designs
  • Personalised support from Marina when you need it
  • Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced sewer, we promise that you will adore our patterns.

Meet the Team

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Marina

Founder & Creative Director

Marina trained initially as a tailor at a top design studio in Germany for many years, before becoming a teacher in the UK, where she loved watching her students flourish.

She started Frocks & Frolics as an opportunity to share what she has learnt, and now designs all of the sewing patterns & stars in the sewing instruction videos.Marina is based in LA, U.S.A with her husband and son.

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Rio

Marketing Consultant

Rio joined the Frocks and Frolics team recently after designing the very website you are looking at! Isn’t it pretty (we like to think so!)

Rio aka Ginger Website Design and Marketing, manages the website, and works closely with Marina to create attractive marketing campaigns to turn heads and get the Frocks and Frolics brand noticed.

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Ela

Photography & Management Consultant

Ela joined the team a few years ago

She is the administrator of the Frocks and Frolics facebook group, organizes pattern testing and more importantly, Ela takes the gorgeous photographs for the website.

When she is not busy with her family she tosses zillions of ideas at Marina which she wants to see pronto! Some of the best work has come out of this amazing  two people think tank!

Meet the Team

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Marina

Founder & Creative Director

Marina trained initially as a tailor at a top design studio in Germany for many years, before becoming a teacher in the UK, where she loved watching her students flourish.

She started Frocks & Frolics as an opportunity to share what she has learnt, and now designs all of the sewing patterns & stars in the sewing instruction videos.

Marina is based in LA, U.S.A with her husband and son.

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Rio

Marketing Consultant

Rio joined the Frocks and Frolics team recently after designing the very website you are looking at! Isn’t it pretty (we like to think so!)

Rio aka Ginger Website Design and Marketing, manages the website, and works closely with Marina to create attractive marketing campaigns to turn heads and get the Frocks and Frolics brand noticed. 

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Ela

Photography & Management Consultant

Ela joined the team a few years ago.

She is the administrator of the Frocks and Frolics facebook group, organizes pattern testing and more importantly, Ela takes the gorgeous photographs for the website.

When she is not busy with her family she tosses zillions of ideas at Marina which she wants to see pronto! Some of the best work has come out of this amazing  two people think tank!

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