Argh, it’s that time of year when time starts to morph into one big blob and the end of the month slipped past me unnoticed. So, a little later than planned, here are your choices for July’s MIY Maker.
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Who gets your vote to be July’s MIY Maker and win their next MIY Collection pattern for free?
Leave a comment with your choice. I’ll announce the winner on Saturday. Voting is also open on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Full details on how you can enter your make for August’s MIY Maker are here.
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Me Made May meant stiff competition for this month’s MIY Maker as sooo many great makes were shared over on Instagram, but I whittled it down to these 4. Who will get your vote?
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So, have your say, which of these gorgeous garments 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 on Tuesday morning (6th June). Voting is also open on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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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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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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