The ever-popular, ever-versatile Fulwood is back in stock and now it’s better than ever!
Included in the pattern, instructions and cutting plans are all the many variations I’ve found of making it, including; the one piece dress (above),
the t-shirt (above in woven and knit).
The instructions also now explain how to extend the sleeves of the bodice to make the batwing dress (above).
The PDF version of the pattern has also been updated with these improvements and if you had already bought the PDF you will by now have received an email telling you that an updated version is available to download.
I’ve been wearing my one piece dress in black ponte roma loads, it’s comfortable to wear and easy to dress up or down. Yes I have a grey on in the planning and yet more hacks! Watch this space.
If you’re starting to plan your autumn/winter sewing, this one is the perfect dress for layering and looks great with a long sleeved top underneath and worn over tights or leggings. What are you waiting for? Get yours now!
And if that wasn’t enough, watch out over the next few days for news of a Fulwood kit……!!
Kate Brookes is a sewing blogger based in Sydney Australia, but she’s originally from…..yes, you guessed it, Sheffield!! All good things come from Sheffield!
So, inevitably Kate and I occasionally reminisce about all things Sheffield online and I was chuffed when she recently chose to buy my Fulwood Dress and Brightside Shrug patterns.
She’s now written a lovely review of them which includes some Sheffield nostalgia, sewing, squeezing a pint out of a half pint pot (in fabric terms) and inspiring one of her 11 year old sewing students to also make a Brightside Shrug!
It’s a great read, have a look.
Posted in Brightside Pattern, Fulwood Pattern, Sewing Patterns by Wendy
Tagged Brightside shrug, easy sewing patterns, fulwood dress, indie sewing patterns, MIY collection, MIYbrightside, miyfulwood, pdf sewing patterns, sewing patterns for knits, Sewing With Kate, Sewing With Knits, sheffield, Wendy Ward
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:
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:
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.
Posted in Sewing Patterns by Wendy, Wisewood Pattern
Tagged cowl neck dress pattern, cowl neck top pattern, easy sewing patterns, indie sewing patterns, learn to sew brighton, MIY collection, MIY Wisewood, miy workshop, pdf sewing patterns, sewing classes brighton, sewing patterns for knits, Sewing With Knits, Wendy Ward, wisewood dress, wisewood top
I’ve known the lovely Kerry Green for a while in the virtual world and she most recently interviewed me for her column in Sewing World magazine. Kerry does a lot of patchwork and quilting, but also makes most of her own clothes and blogs about both at http://verykerryberry.blogspot.co.uk
I asked Kerry if she would be up for reviewing one of my patterns and was thrilled when she agreed (she’s a busy woman and I’m not quite sure how she fits it all in!). Kerry chose the Longley cardi and has written a really detailed review of the pattern in this blog post. She also includes a little tutorial on how to finish the back neck of the cardi with binding. Have a look, it’s such a nice detail.
If you’re inspired to have a go at making your own, the pattern is available in print for £15 and as a PDF download for £9.
If you need a bit of fabric inspiration, Ditto has a great range of excellent quality knits.
Posted in Longley Pattern, Sewing Patterns by Wendy
Tagged indie sewing patterns, longley cardi, MIY collection, MIY longley, pdf sewing patterns, sewing patterns, sewing patterns for knits, Sewing With Knits, very kerry berry, waterfall cardi, Wendy Ward
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.
Posted in Brightside Pattern, Sewing Patterns by Wendy
Tagged Brightside shrug, easy sewing patterns, indie sewing patterns, inledesigns, miy brightside, MIY collection, modern sewing patterns, pdf sewing patterns, sewing patterns for knits, shrug pattern, Wendy Ward