Kimberly Gladman ~ Owner & Designer

Kimberly Gladman
(Owner and designer of Favorite Things and Simple Things)

Kimberly is inspired by fond memories of her mother and grandmother, who indulged her desire for fabric and creativity from a young age. She trained in a Vancouver B.C. Fashion Design Program.  Kimberly’s collection of flattering, feminine designs reveal her joy of creativity and eye for detail. Both Favorite Things, and her newest endeavor Simple Things, a PDF pattern line, brims with new and innovative ideas for those who love to sew. Both companies include an array of slipper, handbag, clothing, home decor patterns and gift ideas. Clear instructions and good fit have endeared her to new and experienced sewers alike.


Leslie Gladman
(Former owner and founder of Favorite Things)

Leslie was trained in Fashion Design and Clothing Technology in Vancouver, B.C and worked for 20 years from her rural farmhouse in Delta, BC, Canada. Leslie created a unique line of patterns that have been in high demand across Canada, the United States and on the international market.  Leslie continues her work with Favorite Things as a part time consultant while enjoying retirement and being a Grandmother to her 7 grandchildren.

Kimberly is grateful for years of design experience with Leslie and looks forward to carrying on a legacy of quality patterns that will become YOUR Favorite Things.