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- Yesterday I did a Subtraction Cutting class with Julian Roberts @subtractioncutting He's developed many truly innovative methods of cutting garments over the years and is incredibly generous with his knowledge. If he offers more classes I 100% recommend you sign up. He's a a very inspirational teacher and designer and will constantly challenge you to look at things differently. Thank you Julian for turning my dusty brain inside out and back to front!!***UPDATE - BOTH MACHINES ARE NOW SOLD***I recently bought this gorgeous little sketchbook from @beyond_measure_uk it's the perfect size to put in my pocket and take on walks. I love that it has lots of different papers in too. Looking forward to taking it on some adventures!! 🥾✏🖌🖍Good post day yesterday!! Really looking forward to getting stuck into this @orsoladecastro Congratulations on a timely book that looks to be packed with facts and inspiration ✂️
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My popular MIY Collection pull-on shift dress pattern which sold out at the Knitting & Stitching show is back in stock. Get yours online now with free P&P in the UK.
I think there are lots of reasons why this pattern is so popular:
- it’s easy – really, no fastenings, no fiddly bits
- the pattern is very versatile – these features are optional: the cowl collar, the side seam pockets, the centre front and centre back pleats
- it’s a great pattern for beginners (I’ve had lots of sewing newbies successfully make this dress in a day), but has lots of versatility for those with a bit of experience
- it suits a wide range of shapes and sizes
- it’s comfy to wear – I know, I wear mine A LOT!
- you can make it in a wide variety of fabrics: wovens such as lightweight denim, linen, lightweight tweed, chambray, needlecord and knits such as ponte roma, sweatshirt and even single jersey
- it will see you through all the seasons – I wear my denim one with leggings and a long sleeved top in winter and on it’s own with birkenstocks in summer
- you can easily combine fabrics, using a different one for the bodice and the skirt.
And if you’re not yet convinced I did a quick pattern hack from it this weekend to make this top which once I’ve hemmed, I think I will be living in…..
All I did was to use the bodice pattern and lengthen it by 20cm! I’ve used a fabulous lurex ponte roma from Minerva Crafts which is a pleasure to sew as it just does as it’s told. This will be my nod towards the festive season – black with a bit of subtle sparkle.
Get your pattern now and let me know what you do with it, I love seeing how you all interpret my patterns!