Sharon’s Granville Skirt just pipped Ros’s Fulwood dress to win this month’s MIY Maker!!
Such a nice version of the skirt and a great way to show off a lovely bit of fabric. The perfect summer skirt, now we just need the sun to return to the UK…..
Sharon will be enjoying her next MIY Collection pattern for free, congratulations!!
Want to make your own wrap skirt? The Granville is from my last book “A Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts” which you can get here.
Want to enter your make to August’s MIY Maker challenge? Full details on how to take part are here. I look forward to seeing your makes!
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The votes are in and better late than never I’m happy to announce that Claire’s t-shirt won your vote!
Claire will be enjoying her next MIY Collection pattern for free, congratulations!!
If you feel inspired to make your own t-shirt, this one is from my first book “The Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking”.
(ps. With summer around the corner, this looks great lengthened into a t-shirt dress too! Just saying…..)
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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.
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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Tagged digital sewing patterns, easy sewing patterns, free pdf pattern, free sewing pattern, MIY collection, miy pomona, modern sewing patterns, pdf patterns, pdf sewing patterns, pomona shrug, shrug pattern, Wendy Ward
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.
This gorgeous Fulwood dress popped up on my Instagram feed at the start of this week:
It was made by Kath Webber who bought one of my Fulwood denim kits just over a week earlier, she’s obviously a fast mover!
It got me thinking how popular this pattern is so I decided to gather together a little gallery of some of the most recent makes shared by the online sewing community.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but this pattern is just so versatile and everyone that makes it seems to reinvent it all over again.
It’s a pull-on style without any openings making it easy and comfortable to wear and layer and quick and easy to make. It works in almost any fabric from heavier weight denims through to lightweight single jersey knitted fabric, it works as a top as well as a dress, has optional collar, pleats and pockets and I’m working on a step-by-step tutorial to show you how to add a lining to it.
Here are just a few that I’ve made for myself that get regular wears:
If you’re feeling inspired the Fulwood pattern is available in print, as a PDF download and as a complete makers’ kit in a choice of 2 denim washes.
I look forward to seeing your version!
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Tagged denim dress, dressmaking kit, easy sewing patterns, fulwood dress, fulwood pattern, indie sewing patterns, makers kits, making kits, MIY collection, miy fulwood, pull-on dress, sewing patterns, shift dress, Wendy Ward