I can’t believe I completely forgot to post this on here. (I managed to post it everywhere else!!)
So, it was a fairly close run vote, but Kath’s Fulwood dress won in the end. I do love the look of those pleats turned into gathers and have been inspired to make a version of my own. More on that soon.
In the meantime a well deserved congratulations to Kath.
Aimee (aka Wrong Doll on her blog and Instagram) is a prolific stitcher, I don’t know how she manages it alongside a full-time job!
She recently made the Roehampton Culottes from my book “A Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts” and I instantly wanted to steal them! They’re so my style; Aimee’s chosen the kind of fabric I’d have gone for and wears them pretty much how I would choose to.
Her review of the culottes project and the whole book makes heart warming reading for me but here are some choice words:
“Wendy’s book is split in two – the individual projects, followed by a techniques section at the end. This format empowers you to get into the driving seat and customise each pattern according to your whim.”
“Thanks to the mode of presentation and clarity of instruction, these Roehampton culottes are by far my most well made make to date.”
It’s so satisfying to know that I’ve played a small part in improving someone’s sewing skills like this. That’s what it’s all about folks.
Read Aimee’s full review here and get a signed copy of my book here.
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Looking for that perfect in-between-seasons project? My Longley cardigan pattern might just be for you and Fiona of Diary of a Chainstitcher blog has just made a gorgeous version which she’s blogged about along with a review of the pattern.
Spoiler: I think she loved it! Here are some of the lovely things Fiona says about the pattern.
“When the construction is as well thought out as this getting professional looking results is very satisfying.”
“The finishing of the Longley is a real selling point for me and I highly recommend it as a cracking pattern to try if you are looking for a similar style.”
Read her full review here. You can also read more reviews of the Longley pattern here and get your copy of the pattern here.
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All images taken from “A Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts and © Cico books / Julian Ward Photography.
Join me for a day of dressmaking this summer. You will make the easy Granville wrap skirt from my latest book “A Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts”.
This class is ideal for beginners and there are lots of different ways to make the wrap skirt; with ties or buttons, with pockets and even a reversible version so you can really make it to suit your own style. It’s quick, easy and a gorgeous flattering skirt that’s perfect for summer.
You’ll learn how to sew accurate seams, my favourite method for neat hems, how to sew darts, how to attach a facing or lining and how to make and attach a pocket (if you choose that option!).
By the end of the day you’ll feel confident using a sewing machine and leave with a unique-to-you handmade skirt, ready for wearing all summer.
Some materials will be provided, a full list of materials needed will be sent when you book your place.
- Suitable for absolute beginners.
- Class size limited to just 5 people.
To book your place email Wendy on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01273 693451
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Good news, you can pre-order signed copies of both of my books again right now!
I have only ordered limited numbers, so when they’re gone they’re gone. Make sure you don’t miss out and pre-order yours now.
Payment will be processed at time of order and books will be dispatched week commencing 15th May.
Get your copies of Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking here and Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts here.
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