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- There's a new MIY Collection pattern in my shop and for now it's a freebie! It might not be free forever, just saying 😉 It's the Brocco Baby Sleeping Bag, it comes in 3 sizes and is designed for knits. Perfect for all those new arrivals and precious little bundles of joy in your life. I'm glad they're in yours and not in mine 😂😂👶👶 Enjoy!! ➡️ just choose the "patterns/books/tools" option when you click the link in my profile and you'll find it in my shop ⬅️ #broccobabybag #miybroccoI did a few more stitches on this on Friday. I quite like the back too. It's one of my dry stone wall screen prints that I did with @cath_bristow_prints at @screenartscreenprinting last summer. ....... What do you do when you fancy a bit of hand sewing??Yesterday I was left in charge @sew_in_the_city 😆 This will be a regular Friday thing. If you want to come down and say hello, chat sewing, buy some lovely fabric (look at those lush stripes) we're at 771 Abbeydale Rd. ✂️✂️ You can even book a 2hr sewing class with me between 11am and 1pm. See Sew In The City's website for details ✂️✂️ Wearing: cropped Derwent trousers and Peak t-shirt from my last book Beginner's Guide to Sewing With Knitted Fabrics because the sun came out!! 🌞🌞 have you managed to wear any of your summer makes yet???Lovely class last night @sew_in_the_city in Sheffield. Watch this space later in the week for exciting news about new sewing classes with me in Sheffield 🙊✂️✂️ Here are my super keen students concentrating on their seam and hem samples. 🤓
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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!