Aimee (aka Wrong Doll on her blog and Instagram) is a prolific stitcher, I don’t know how she manages it alongside a full-time job!
She recently made the Roehampton Culottes from my book “A Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts” and I instantly wanted to steal them! They’re so my style; Aimee’s chosen the kind of fabric I’d have gone for and wears them pretty much how I would choose to.
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Kerry Green (aka Very Kerry Berry), writes an excellent column for Sewing World magazine called The Final Thread which is always a well-written and thoughtful read. Obviously I was very happy when Kerry got in touch to feature MIY Collection in a piece she was writing on what she terms “practical patterns” the name she’s given to the utilitarian inspired patterns out there that are designed for modern living rather than vintage tea parties.
I’m in great company alongside Merchant & Mills, Marilla Walker and Sew Me Something.
Make yourself a brew and have a read!
You will find some little extras in your next printed MIY Collection sewing pattern:
- a fabric shopping checklist to make sure you pick the right fabric for your pattern (for patterns that use knit fabrics)
- a comprehensive guide on how to take your measurements with an explanation of that mysterious thing called ease.
Just because. Every little helps doesn’t it?!
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Don’t you think Kylie of Inledesigns looks cute in her version of the Brightside shrug? She’s made it look so ladylike by teaming it with her Kim dress.
Photo © Inledesigns
It’s one of the things that this pattern is great for: a non-bulky, grown-up, chic alternative to a cardi when you just need that little extra layer over the top of your frock!
Photo © Inledesigns
But even better, although Kylie made it for a special occasion it’s becoming a wardrobe staple. I just love that!
Read Kylie’s full write-up of what she thought of the pattern here.
If you’re inspired to make your own, you can get the Brightside as a printed paper pattern, pdf download pattern or as a complete making kit.
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