About us


Welcome to tintofmintPATTERNS

My name is Karolina, and I'm the person behind the screen. Since I can remember, I've always been interested in fashion, and I'm happy to be able to share that love with you. I studied Fashion Design and worked in the fashion industry for several years, and now I'm incedibly happy to share my knowledge and designs with you.

My brand motto best describes what I stand for. ”Buy less, make more." I hope to inspire everyone to make their own clothes, create their own unique wardrobe, and discover their creative side with me.

The process

There is no rule on how the idea comes to my mind. It could be something I saw on the streets, fabric I found, or a movie that I watched. First, I start by sketching the idea in my sketchbook, the thing I start with is usually very different from the finished product.

Once I have the sketch, I'll go fabric hunting, which can take a very long time, as some of you might know. I like to drape on the mannequin first with my final fabric so I can get an idea of what it'll look like while making amends to my sketch and taking notes on how I would finish the garment. Next is the drafting pattern process, which I LOVE doing. Then is the sampling and pattern testing, which usually take the most time.

The next step is to record a sew-along video using my final pattern and fabric. Then comes the process of digitising and pattern grading, followed by creating a booklet with illustrations and instructions and many many other little things. In my love of photography, the last step of photographing finished garments is one of my favourite things. I hope that by sharing this process with you, you'll get an idea of how much work goes into creating each pattern.