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- There's a new MIY Collection pattern in my shop and for now it's a freebie! It might not be free forever, just saying 😉 It's the Brocco Baby Sleeping Bag, it comes in 3 sizes and is designed for knits. Perfect for all those new arrivals and precious little bundles of joy in your life. I'm glad they're in yours and not in mine 😂😂👶👶 Enjoy!! ➡️ just choose the "patterns/books/tools" option when you click the link in my profile and you'll find it in my shop ⬅️ #broccobabybag #miybroccoI did a few more stitches on this on Friday. I quite like the back too. It's one of my dry stone wall screen prints that I did with @cath_bristow_prints at @screenartscreenprinting last summer. ....... What do you do when you fancy a bit of hand sewing??Yesterday I was left in charge @sew_in_the_city 😆 This will be a regular Friday thing. If you want to come down and say hello, chat sewing, buy some lovely fabric (look at those lush stripes) we're at 771 Abbeydale Rd. ✂️✂️ You can even book a 2hr sewing class with me between 11am and 1pm. See Sew In The City's website for details ✂️✂️ Wearing: cropped Derwent trousers and Peak t-shirt from my last book Beginner's Guide to Sewing With Knitted Fabrics because the sun came out!! 🌞🌞 have you managed to wear any of your summer makes yet???Lovely class last night @sew_in_the_city in Sheffield. Watch this space later in the week for exciting news about new sewing classes with me in Sheffield 🙊✂️✂️ Here are my super keen students concentrating on their seam and hem samples. 🤓
Category Archives: Walkley pattern
At long last, the MIY Collection Walkley Vest & Dress is now available as a complete making kit.
The kit contains everything you need to make a vest or dress:
- printed pattern
- beautiful quality viscose/lycra ponte roma in a choice of 4 colours (enough to allow for shrinkage when you pre-wash your fabric)
- and matching thread.
All delivered straight to your door with free P&P (UK only) so you can just get sewing.
See inspiration for how to make the Walkley on this Pinterest board as well as links to blogger reviews of the pattern from Handmade Jane, Scruffy Badger Time, Paprika Patterns and more!
Photo © Handmade Jane
The MIY Collection Walkley Vest was originally made by Jane in November (see her original review of the pattern here).
I was then over the moon to see it included in Jane’s best makes for 2015! I think my favourite (apart from her stripey Walkley obviously!) is that black dress….gorgeous.
My straight neck vest and dress pattern is now the Walkley Vest Dress.
I’ve just updated the PDF version of the pattern and as well as the new name it uses my new sizing system based on body measurements and a full scale untiled version of the pattern if you prefer to print patterns at a copy shop rather than on A4 sheets to join together at home.
If you prefer a paper pattern, it’s still available here and will be updated soon with the new name and size labelling.
This pattern is a great summer project – the vest and dress are both really easy to wear – a loose-ish fit, but with some shaping at the waist so it’s not a completely boxy shape. It’s easy to add custom seams to your pattern (fully explained in the instructions) so you can mix and match fabrics and use up some of that stash!!
Lots of my beginner students have happily used this pattern and if you’ve done a bit of sewing before, get creative with those seams and make yourself a completely unique version. I love seeing what people make with my patterns so don’t forget to tag your makes #miywalkley or email me your pictures.