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! 


  • 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”!

  • Diane

    Hi Melinn, thanks for commenting! The Two-hour Dress neckline needs to be square for the princess seams to work, but the neckline for the Gorgeous Godet Top is easy to convert to a V shape if you’re not making the cowl. I’ll cover it in a future newsletter.

  • Melinn M. Geery

    My body looks best with V necklines. Has anyone asked if you could draft an alternate neckline shape for the 2 Hour dress or the marvelous top? I know how to finish these necklnes,but the V shaping is sometimes problematic.

  • Jan O'Malley

    I truly enjoyed your time spent last night with Joanne Banko. Your patterns are terrific. Your Mom looks beautiful in her Godet blouse!

  • Ioanna Gutas
    Very very impressive


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