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.
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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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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Amanda’s Brightside Shrug just pipped Maria’s Fulwood Dress to win by one vote!
Obviously two very popular makes, so well done to both of you, but congratulations to Amanda who wins her choice of MIY Collection pattern.
If you’d like to be the first MIY Maker of 2017 just post your makes using any of 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 last MIY Makers of 2016 already, which make gets your vote? Here are your 4 choices. Whose make do you think deserves to be this month’s MIY Maker and win their next MIY Collection pattern for free?
We have, clockwise from top left:
Over to you! Leave a comment with your favourite and I’ll get 2017 off to a good start tomorrow by announcing the winner at the end of the day. Voting is also open on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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Tagged beginner's guide to making skirts, beginners guide to skirts, Brightside shrug, December MIY Maker, fulwood dress, hollings skirt, indie sewing patterns, miy brightside, MIY collection, miy fulwood, MIY Makers, parkwood cowl, roewood skirt, sewing challenge, sewing patterns, sewing patterns for beginners, sewing patterns for knits, Sewing With Knits, shift dress, shrug pattern, Wendy Ward