Paper and digital home sewing patterns for mature figures.

About me and my team

Hi! I'm Diane, the creator of Style Falcon. I'm a home sewer, writer, researcher, wife, daughter, sister, friend and poodle mama. I live in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

I'm the visionary and creative force behind Style Falcon, but I don't do it alone. I work with a skilled professional team - a patternmaker, a grader, an illustrator and a graphic artist - to bring Style Falcon patterns to you.

The patternmaker is Christine Groom, owner of ZigZag Designs, a pattern company and custom couturier in California. Christine has a degree in Fashion and Apparel Design. She really understands how to design for mature figures. Her expertise makes each Style Falcon pattern work. 


We work with Brian Lee of PatternUSA to grade the patterns. PatternUSA is based in Los Angeles and works with many large fashion brands as well as boutique firms.

We work with a graphic artist, Adrianna Aguirre, to make the patterns readable and user-friendly. Adrianna also does all the technical illustrations. She has a BFA in fashion design. You'll see her artistry and attention to detail in the instructions and on the patterns themselves.

We work with an incredible fit model, Meg Greene, whose beauty, humor and grace comes through in every Style Falcon pattern.

And then there's a small flock of Style Falcons who have proofread pages, tested patterns, provided feedback and ideas, and have been a great source of support and fun.

I look forward to telling you more about everyone soon! 


  • EstherGrace

    I think your whole concept and execution is great. I’d just like more patterns. I’m more of a unisex dresser, less flounce, more simple. Your pants look like a great pattern. Thanks for the discount for your anniversary. I look forward to following you.

  • Diane

    Hi Kathleen – I will not be able to attend the ASG conference this year. I hope we can connect some other way!

  • Kathleen Lorist

    Will you be showing your patterns at the next ASG conference in San Francisco June 28th? I hope so!

  • Jill

    I found you via Joan Ellis, an entirely stylish Facebook friend, loved your patterns, and signed up— then started reading and discovered you’re in New Haven! If goat snuggles would assist your creative process in any way, we’re 25 minutes north in Durham at Small Woods Farm. Pleased to meet you!

  • Rina

    Thank you for the helpful sewing guild zoom yesterday – learned a lot about proper measuring, which will be useful, even though at 5 ft.8 inches and 74years I still look a lot more like the so-called “standard woman”!

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