Category Archives: Competitions

A Beginner’s Guide To Sewing With Knitted Fabrics: Techniques / Guides / Resources

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MIY Skirts Winner!!

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Inspiration For Your Entries to my Skirt Book Competition

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Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts Competition

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Sew Dots with Rosie Martin

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I’m really happy to be supporting Rosie Martin’s Sew Dots challenge this month.

You may know Rosie as the author of two gorgeous sewing books; “DIY Couture” and her latest work “No Patterns Needed“.

Rosie doesn’t just write sewing books though, she also works for the RNIB and if you’ve ever known anyone who’s lost their sight you’ll know what a traumatic experience it is not only for that person, but for their family and friends too.  My beloved grandad lost his sight in the final years of his life and I personally found it an extremely upsetting experience to watch him lose his independence and to see his previously gregarious outgoing personality shrink into one of fear and dependance.

To get involved and support Rosie’s challenge you can find out more over on Rosie’s blog here.

Part of the challenge involves a bumper prize of sewing goodies, one of which is a copy of my new book “A Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts“, see what else you could win here.

Happy dotty sewing, I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking – Dream Outfit Competition – WE HAVE A WINNER!!

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Wow your entries for this competition were fabulous – so much thought went into them and you were all truly inspired and inspirational, thank you!

If you haven’t seen them all, have a read through the comments on mine and Winnie’s blog posts. You’ll then see what a difficult job we had choosing a winner.

But, we did. Find out who it is over on Scruffy Badger Time…..!

MIY Makers Monthly Challenge Starts Today!

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I love seeing all the MIY Collection makes that pop up on social media and I’m always impressed by how different they all look even if they’re made using the same pattern.  I see it happen in my classes too.

So, to celebrate this creativity and industriousness I’m starting a monthly MIY Makers challenge, here’s how it will work:

  • share your make using one of my MIY Collection patterns on social media (Instagram / Twitter) using the #miymakers hashtag
  • if you want to join in on Facebook you will need to post your photo direct to the MIY Collection Facebook page and use the #miymakers hashtag in the caption of your photo
  • this is also open to my MIY Workshop students who use my patterns in classes, but you must post your photo, not me!
  • at the end of each month I will choose my favourite make and that person will receive a voucher to get their next MIY Collection pattern for free (UK makers will receive a paper pattern / makers outside the UK will receive a pdf pattern).

Simple as that. So get making and sharing people!!

**NOTE: by taking part and sharing your photo you are allowing me / MIY Collection to re-use your photo in any future promotion. Not a bad thing as your handiwork will end up being shared and admired by many!**