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The Wisewood – Now Available as a PDF Pattern!

wisewood cowl neck dress sewing pattern

Hooray, you can now buy the Wisewood pattern as a PDF download and get sewing instantly!

I have to confess I love this pattern (is it a bit weird to say that about one of your own patterns?!) That sleeveless dress version in the picture above? I wear it soooo much in the summer, it’s comfortable and flattering to wear and can easily be dressed up or down.

The pattern has 2 cowl options – a standard depth cowl that you could probably wear without the need for a vest underneath or a dramatic deeper version that falls into lots of luxurious folds and drapes. Shown above is the top with the deeper cowl and the dress with the regular cowl.

The pattern includes 2 different ways to finish the deeper cowl: simply left to drape through the whole of the dress front, or with the bottom part stitched out to give a more fitted dress below the waist which emphasises the beautiful drape of the cowl neck, like the one below:

wisewood cowl neck dress sewing pattern

Both dress and top versions are included in the pattern and the instructions will walk you through inserting sleeves or how to add a beautifully professional finish to the sleeveless version as well as the different ways to finish the cowl.

8 sizes are included in the pattern ranging from bust size 80cm to 111cm (31.5″ to 44″) and hip size 88cm to 119cm (34.5″ to 47″). This pattern is sized based on body measurements not dress sizes and includes full details of finished garment measurements for each size to make sure you get the right size first time.

Here is a lovely selection made by my students in sewing classes at MIY Workshop:

wisewood cowl neck dress sewing pattern

There’s more inspiration on this dedicated Wisewood Pinterest board.

Get your Wisewood pattern now for just £9 and start sewing tonight.

If you’re not a fan of PDF patterns, the Wisewood is also available as a paper pattern here.

Love Sewing Pattern Competition Winners

Love Sewing MIY Collection Pattern Competition Winners

Remember that competition in Love Sewing magazine at the end of last year to win one of my new patterns?

Well, we finally have 2 winners!!!

Hang on, I’m just getting my trumpet out to toot a little fanfare……

Grace Duncan and Aebbe Proudly


Your patterns will be winging their merry little way to you later today.

Fancy Winning a Set of My New Sewing Patterns?

win MIY Collection sewing patterns

Well you can in this month’s Love Sewing magazine!

There’s some great stuff in this month’s issue; a fab selection of patterns and projects, my Q&A now on 2 pages talking about buying 2nd hand sewing machines, the ethics of sharing and copying patterns and how to shop for knitted fabrics, alongside some brilliant expert articles from Claire-Louise Hardie and Alison Smith.

If you haven’t got your copy yet, you can still enter the giveaway online here.

Good luck!