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February’s MIY Maker

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The MIY Collection Fulwood Dress Sewing Pattern

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A Look Back at 2016 & A Look Forward to 2017

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20% Off MIY Collection Until Christmas Eve

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November’s MIY Maker

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October’s MIY Maker

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September’s MIY Maker

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It was fairly unanimous; Sara’s gorgeous denim Fulwood dress won your vote for this month’s MIY Maker. What impresses me even more about this is that it’s Sara’s first ever dress! Quite a way to start your sewing journey.

Congratulations to Sara who can now choose her next MIY Collection sewing pattern for free and I’m waiting with baited breath to see Sara’s next few dressmaking projects.

Reckon you can be October’s MIY Maker? Post your makes using my patterns online and you might make the final 4. Full details of how to enter here.

I look forward to seeing your makes!

August’s MIY Maker

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Naz’s bright and beautifully fitting shift dress from my 1st book “Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking” won your vote this month!

Well done Naz who can now choose her next MIY Collection sewing pattern for free. That dress is going to be quite an act to follow….

Reckon you can be September’s MIY Maker? Post your makes using my patterns online and you might make the final 4. Full details of how to enter here.

I look forward to seeing your makes!

The Fulwood – Available Now as a Complete Making Kit!

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Better late than never, my most popular pattern – The Fulwood Dress is now available as a complete making kit.

The kit contains everything you need to make the dress with all the trimmings (collar, pleats, pockets!):

  • printed pattern
  • over 2.5m of beautiful quality 100% cotton denim in a choice of 2 washes; a pale bleached wash and a deep indigo wash (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.

There really are so many ways to make this pattern (some of which I’m still trying out myself), see inspiration for how to make the Fulwood on Instagram and check out this link to a recent review. There’s also a great guest post here by Anne Acosta for how to move the pleats to different positions.

What are you waiting for? Get yours now, I only have limited stocks….

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MIY Collection Fulwood Pattern – Updated & Back in Stock!

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The ever-popular, ever-versatile Fulwood is back in stock and now it’s better than ever!

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Included in the pattern, instructions and cutting plans are all the many variations I’ve found of making it, including; the one piece dress (above),

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the t-shirt (above in woven and knit).

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The instructions also now explain how to extend the sleeves of the bodice to make the batwing dress (above).

The PDF version of the pattern has also been updated with these improvements and if you had already bought the PDF you will by now have received an email telling you that an updated version is available to download.

I’ve been wearing my one piece dress in black ponte roma loads, it’s comfortable to wear and easy to dress up or down. Yes I have a grey on in the planning and yet more hacks! Watch this space.

If you’re starting to plan your autumn/winter sewing, this one is the perfect dress for layering and looks great with a long sleeved top underneath and worn over tights or leggings. What are you waiting for? Get yours now!

And if that wasn’t enough, watch out over the next few days for news of a Fulwood kit……!!