Maddie is the author of Madalynne, the cool pattern making and sewing blog. If Steve McQueen was the King of Cool, then Madalynne is the Queen of Cool. Considering most sewers track record, I am a late bloomer. I picked up the craft when I was 18-years-old after finding my mom’s old machine 6 months after she passed away from breast cancer. Eight years later, I inspire others to live a handmade life in a mass-manufacturing society. From jackets to dresses to lingerie, document all things sewing on my blog. I also interview local designers and seamstresses in the Philadelphia area, and through their stories, I show how a hobby can be turned into a career.