We offer two lines of sewing patterns. The Southern Living Valance Patterns and the ShowHome Patterns. The Southern Living Valance Patterns were introduced first. Written and designed by Pate Meadows Designs, exclusively for Southern Living Magazine after readers expressed a demand for the same original curtains and soft furnishings. These are the designs for which Pate Meadows became so well known. These treatments were originally designed for the Southern Living Idea Houses and Lowe's/Southern Living Idea Houses as well as some of the local Show Houses
As we honed our skills for writing and producing patterns, it became obvious pattern producing was just as much our craft as was making custom furnishings. So we created our own line of patterns.........
Both pattern lines are meant to educate and share our knowledge of high end fabrication techniques and allow the average home sewer with basic sewing skills the ability to replicate and customize these same treatments while achieving the same high end results.
Both pattern lines were also meant to enable other workrooms to be able to recreate the same look without having to draft the patterns when their customers came to them with the pictures from Southern Living Magazine.
From there we went on to create other instructional guides such as the
PORCH SWING PLANS and the
Our desire is to share our knowledge and the tools to help others that may choose to start a home based business just as we did all those years ago.