Alison lives in Preston, Lancs and spends her days as an IT Techie at a North West University. Despite claims to not be artistic at all, she does, however, co-run an Etsy shop with her sister ( as well as run a household with husband, 2 teens and 4 cats.

Fabric basket for storage - Reversible

Alison's sewing started when she was 16 after hooking up with a friend who sewed everything she wore. She bought a hand-cranked Singer sewing machine and never looked back - shorts, t-shirts, jackets and Vogue Sewing patterns were the favourites and still are.

Pin Cushion - 3 tiers - 2 colour options

Most recently Alison made her daughter's prom dress from Vogue 8874, a Chanel style jacket from Vogue 8804 and quite a few long sleeve jersey tops from Vogue 8793. She also makes patterns, making some sleeveless shirts for her sister & a Hawaiian shirt for her husband.

Alison Scissor Sistas Prom Dress

Hawaiian shirt

She tweets personally as @pansipotter999 and to support her Etsy shop, as @scissorsistasUK.

She also blogs with her sister at

We look forward to bringing you Alison's first ever project with WhiteTree fabrics very soon!

Alison caricature
Alison, as hand sketched by her husband