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February MIY Maker

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Vote for September’s MIY Maker

September MIY Maker vote

You’re going to have a difficult choice this month people!! Here are 4 beauties, but only one can be this month’s MIY Maker. Which one will you choose?

Here are some more details about them:

  • top left – Anne’s beautifully styled pink Fulwood dress
  • top right – Lee’s homage to Dennis the Menace and her stripey t-shirt from Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking
  • bottom left – Jenny’s brilliantly simple but effective hack of the Walkley dress to add a contrast yoke
  • bottom right – MIY Workshop student Sara’s very first dress (can’t you just tell from that smile!) a one piece denim Fulwood dress.

So, it’s over to you. Leave your choice in the comments, voting will close at midnight GMT tomorrow – Friday 30th September and I’ll announce the winner over the weekend.

You can also vote on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

The Fulwood – Available Now as a Complete Making Kit!

Fulwood dress sewing pattern kit

Better late than never, my most popular pattern – The Fulwood Dress is now available as a complete making kit.

The kit contains everything you need to make the dress with all the trimmings (collar, pleats, pockets!):

  • printed pattern
  • over 2.5m of beautiful quality 100% cotton denim in a choice of 2 washes; a pale bleached wash and a deep indigo wash (enough to allow for shrinkage when you pre-wash your fabric)
  • and matching thread.

All delivered straight to your door with free P&P (UK only) so you can just get sewing.

There really are so many ways to make this pattern (some of which I’m still trying out myself), see inspiration for how to make the Fulwood on Instagram and check out this link to a recent review. There’s also a great guest post here by Anne Acosta for how to move the pleats to different positions.

What are you waiting for? Get yours now, I only have limited stocks….

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Vote for August’s MIY Maker

MIY Makers August

Hands up, I just couldn’t whittle the selection down to 4 this month, so here are my final 6 for you to vote on. Who do you think deserves to be August’s MIY Maker and win their next MIY Collection pattern for free?

Top row:

Bottom row:

Leave your vote in the comments, I will be announcing the winner on Thursday!

You can also vote on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

July’s MIY Maker(s)

July MIY Makers

In a shock result Maria and Kate were neck and neck in votes on Instagram, my blog and email responses to my newsletter, so they are both MIY Makers for July!!

Maria’s Wisewood dress and Kate’s Brightside shrug are both beautifully made garments with great fabric choices. I suspect they would each look at home packed into a summer holiday suitcase too.

Well done to Maria and Kate, they can now both choose their next MIY Collection sewing pattern for free.

Have you got what it takes to be August’s MIY Maker? Post your makes using my patterns online and you might make the final 4. Full details of how to enter here.

Good luck!

Vote for July’s MIY Maker

July MIY Makers

It’s that time again. OK, so it’s a bit early! That’s because I’m off on holiday on Friday so get your votes in today for who you think deserves to the the July MIY Maker.

What a lovely selection to choose from (clockwise from top left):

Leave a comment with your choice and I’ll be announcing the winner tomorrow (Thursday).

Voting will also be open on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.