Wow what a start to MIY March it’s been so far! After only 9 days there has already been over 4000 pictures posted by the sewing community on Instagram.
Did you know there’s also a new making challenge this year? Instead of my usual monthly MIY Makers challenge, for this month it’s the MIY March MIY Makers and there are prizes.
Full details for how to enter are here and don’t forget to download your copy of my free (for a limited time) Pomona Shrug pattern…..
Janome and Sew Essential are the generous sponsors of this challenge, here are the prizes up for grabs:
A Janome Sewist 525S sewing machine worth over £250 and….
from Sew Essential a Mettler thread pack worth £30 and your choice of 3 sewing patterns.
So, get busy with the scissors and I look forward to seeing what you make!!
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Remember me promising something special for you as part of MIY March? A free pattern that you can use to enter the MIY March MIY Maker sewing challenge?
Here it is; the Pomona Shrug. It’s a pattern I designed 3 years ago, initially for a Love Sewing magazine project that has since been languishing unused. As lots of my students at MIY Workshop seem to love the samples that are in the workshop I thought it was time to give it a 2nd wind!
Those of you that know me, know that “free” is not a word I use very often. Attach the word free to anything and I feel it’s valued far less by people, so enjoy this while you can. As the Pomona Shrug is a free pattern it’s in one size only, but the shrug is a relaxed, loose fitting garment which can comfortably accommodate bust sizes from 80cm to 101cm (31.5″ to 40″).
This pattern is suitable for woven and knitted fabrics (although the neckband and optional cuffs must be made from knitted fabric). My samples are made from silk satin and viscose single jersey.
You can download the pattern for free from the MIY Collection website. You will be asked for your email and postal addresses, but these will not be used to contact you unless you sign-up to receive my newsletter. A link to download the files will be emailed to you automatically once you’ve completed your free order. There is a full step-by-step instruction booklet, a full size copy of the pattern which can be printed at professional copy shops (sized to A0 paper width), the tiled pattern sized so that it fits on both A4 and US letter sized paper and a set of instructions to help with printing your tiled pattern.
You don’t have to use this pattern to enter the MIY March MIY Makers challenge (full details on how to enter here) but if you’d like to, I can’t wait to see what you make!
I can’t guarantee how long I’ll have this pattern available for free so get it while you can!
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Jackie’s vision in red Fulwood Dress just pipped Abi’s Rusholme A-line Skirt to win this month’s MIY Maker.
Congratulations on a stunner of a frock Jackie!
Don’t forget as it’s now MIY March, the next MIY Maker is an extra special one. More details here.
Who gets your vote to be February’s MIY Maker?
Here are your fabulous four to choose from, clockwise from top left:
So, it’s over to you, whose make do you think deserves to be this month’s MIY Maker and win their next MIY Collection pattern for free?
Leave a comment with your favourite and I’ll announce the winner at the end of the day tomorrow (Wednesday 1st March). Voting is also open on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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Well, 2017 MIY Makers got off to a good start, all 4 final makes were so popular it was neck and neck and I had to extend the voting time to get a final winner.
In the end Kath’s spotty Roewood Jersey Pencil Skirt from my book Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts just pipped the others to the post, by just 3 votes!
Congratulations Kath who wins her choice of MIY Collection pattern. This is already her second Roewood skirt and it sounds like she has many more in the planning.
If you fancy being February’s MIY Maker, just share a photo of your makes using my patterns on social media. Full details here.
It’s MIY Makers time again. Who gets your vote for the first MIY Maker of 2017?
To choose from we have, clockwise from top left:
Whose make do you think deserves to be January’s MIY Maker and win their next MIY Collection pattern for free?
Over to you! Leave a comment with your favourite and I’ll announce the winner at the end of the day tomorrow (Wednesday 1st February). Voting is also open on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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