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- I had a lovely few hours @sew_in_the_city today teaching these 5 lovely eager students how to make the Derwent trousers from my book Beginner's Guide to Sewing with Knitted Fabrics. They were all super happy (and a few a bit surprised) that they were going home with comfortable, well-fitting trousers that they wanted to wear. Just some hems and elastic to finish, not bad for 4.5 hrs work! 👏👏👏Obviously my trip to @fabworksmillshop today yielded treasure ❤ top down: #heartofhuddersfield Pumpkin Wine Yorkshire Melton, Evening Mist Marled Melton, Thunderbridge Storm Marled Melton and Cross Hatch Sketch viscose/rayon lining. Their Heart of Huddersfield collection is a beautiful thing to behold. You really can't find that kind of quality wool, woven in Huddersfield at those prices anywhere else. I don't think they'll be around for long.......🍂🍁🍃 A/W sewing plans are go!!@songofthesewingmachine has 100% hit the early autumn sweetspot with this outfit featuring a dreamy #kindercardigan. Take a look at Josie's feed for more beautiful photos and details of how she made this super thrifty outfit ❤🧡💛👈 #destashsale in my stories right now and this is up for grabs along with a few other books and some top notch quality wool fabric......
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The ever-popular, ever-versatile Fulwood is back in stock and now it’s better than ever!
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!
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.
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.