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About The Designer

Many customers like to know about the company and people behind the products they buy. Here we will tell you a little about ourselves and our company.

Our Business Philosophy

The objective of our business is to provide a high quality product and reliable service for our customers. We hope you will enjoy visiting our website and using our products as much as we enjoyed providing them for you.

What is the Peacock Patterns company all about?

Sewing is a passion, simple as that!

I intend Peacock Patterns to be a reflection of what I like, which are niche things not mainstream items for the masses. I think people sew for self-expression and Peacock Patterns will give you ideas to express yourself in a beautiful way. If you love vintage lines, unsual fabrics, details, celebrating unique features, feathers and leathers watch for future inspiration at

Member of the American Sewing Guild since 1994
Member of the Chicago Haute Couture Club


This is a uncut rectangular standard size Pashmina scarf.  It is from the pashmina goat.  Simply drape around body and sew in invisible zipper for a great look.


This is how the Pashmina skirt cascade falls giving an assymetrical hem and beautiful peak at both sides of the scarf.  An elegant look!

Peacock Patterns

Tammy O'Connell

Peacock Patterns are designed by Tammy O'Connell. She is an award winning sewist, international sewing speaker, author, sewing judge and Past President of the American Sewing Guild, Milwaukee Chapter. She is also a member of the Chicago Haute Couture Club and American Sewing Guild. She has a been featured on PBS, "It's Sew Easy", "It's Sew Time" on; was a guest star on Linda MacPhee's workshop on PBS and was the guest star on on HGTV's "Sew Much More" demonstrating the construction of a boucle fitted jacket and the Jitney Tote bag. Tammy was awarded the "Sievers School of Fiber Arts Award" for her outstanding creative and innovative use of fabric and design.  She placed in the national "Make It Yourself with Wool Contest" 2001 and in 2000. She also won the State of Wisconsin "Make It Yourself with Wool Contest" for 2000 and 2001. As a Sewing Expert on Martha Stewart On-Line she assisted fellow sewers with their questions.

Tammy lives and breathes sewing always looking at the world with a creative eye. 

Tammy is now excited to develop a line of patterns that reflect her avant' garde taste, spirit and inspirations.

Keep checking back for more exciting developments!

It's Sew Time!!

This is a creative way to turn a pashmina shawl into flirty skirt. Just insert an invisible zipper and sew in a waistband! Voila!


This shows how the cascade is formed.  There is an invisible zipper sewn at the center of the cascade.  But you can't see it BECAUSE....shhhhh it's invisible.


Violet plays with a Catatomic Catnip Carrot.  She is my sewing buddy! 


Smittens!  These mittens are made from recycled sweaters and lined with fleece.  BUT these smittens are special as the palms have washable suede for added grip when driving or shoveling!  Warm, warm, warm and stylish too with the button on the cuff!

Peacock Patterns, P.O. Box 393, Muskego, WI 53150 414-416-8205