This workshop is becoming increasingly popular and I’m not surprised because each time I run it students walk away with fabulous new garments. Yesterday’s workshop was no exception and two of my students even went home in their creations!
It always amazes me how people with the same pattern can make such different garments. Here’s a perfect illustration – all three garments below were made from the same pattern – my Straight Neck Vest and Dress:
Here are from left to right; Louise in her straight neck vest in a lovely lightweight loopback sweatshirt fabric from The Cloth House in London, Debbie in her fabulous straight neck dress (which has a plain black back to it!) in lightweight jersey from Fabricland and Katie in another lovely straight neck vest in a teal ponte roma from Fabricland (loving that colour!).
And here’s the same pattern and Louise again in a lovely sporty straight neck dress for summer using a gorgeous flecked teal sweatshirt fabric, again from The Cloth House.
Last but not least is Kate in a lovely cowl neck dress in the perfect drapey printed jersey from John Lewis. This pattern will be the next one available as a multi-sized MIY Collection pattern, just as soon as I’ve finished my sewing book! Impressively, once Kate had finished this dress, she then cut out and almost finished a shrug!
The only person we didn’t get in front of the camera was Tess. She was soooo close to finishing a drapey cardi, but the sewing gods were against her – we had to really juggle the pattern and fabric to get it out of not quite enough fabric and then her bobbin ran out right at the end. You know how it always does, just when you think you’ve nearly done…?!
Here’s what the five students thought of the workshop in their own words:
“Brilliant! Loved it! Wendy is super knowledgeable and super helpful. I came away with a lovely top that I’ll certainly be wearing a lot, as well as a lot more confidence. Already looking forward to my next workshop.” Katie
“What a great day. made a dress and wore it home. FABULOUS! Lovely people, patient teacher, lots of laughs. A lovely way to spend a Sunday.” Debs
“Great fun day – so pleased with my results and have two great garments to wear. Wendy was a great teacher and very patient.” Louise
“What a great way to spend a day. And to think, I walk away with something new to wear. Fantastic.” Tess
“A really great day! Wendy was brilliant at helping me get to grips with sewing with jersey. I’m totally converted. Thank you!” Kate
Wow, thanks folks! Sounds like a job well done.
If you’re feeling tempted to have a go yourself, I will be announcing more dates for this workshop soon. To be able to book your place before workshops are advertised (and they often book up before I get chance to advertise them on my website), join my mailing list here.
Look forward to seeing you…..!