The votes are in and better late than never I’m happy to announce that Claire’s t-shirt won your vote!
Claire will be enjoying her next MIY Collection pattern for free, congratulations!!
If you feel inspired to make your own t-shirt, this one is from my first book “The Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking”.
(ps. With summer around the corner, this looks great lengthened into a t-shirt dress too! Just saying…..)
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Me Made May meant stiff competition for this month’s MIY Maker as sooo many great makes were shared over on Instagram, but I whittled it down to these 4. Who will get your vote?
Clockwise from top left:
So, have your say, which of these gorgeous garments do you think deserves to be this month’s MIY Maker and win their next MIY Collection pattern for free?
Leave a comment with your favourite and I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday morning (6th June). Voting is also open on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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Tagged a-line skirt, beginner's guide to making skirts, beginners guide to dressmaking, beginners guide to skirts, indie sewing patterns, longley cardi, longley cardigan, May MIY Makers, MIY collection, MIY Makers, rusholme skirt, sewing challenge, sewing patterns, sewing patterns for beginners, t-shirt pattern, Wendy Ward
I can’t believe I completely forgot to post this on here. (I managed to post it everywhere else!!)
So, it was a fairly close run vote, but Kath’s Fulwood dress won in the end. I do love the look of those pleats turned into gathers and have been inspired to make a version of my own. More on that soon.
In the meantime a well deserved congratulations to Kath.
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.
Her review of the culottes project and the whole book makes heart warming reading for me but here are some choice words:
“Wendy’s book is split in two – the individual projects, followed by a techniques section at the end. This format empowers you to get into the driving seat and customise each pattern according to your whim.”
“Thanks to the mode of presentation and clarity of instruction, these Roehampton culottes are by far my most well made make to date.”
It’s so satisfying to know that I’ve played a small part in improving someone’s sewing skills like this. That’s what it’s all about folks.
Read Aimee’s full review here and get a signed copy of my book here.
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