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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Jackie’s vision in red Fulwood Dress just pipped Abi’s Rusholme A-line Skirt to win this month’s MIY Maker.
Congratulations on a stunner of a frock Jackie!
Don’t forget as it’s now MIY March, the next MIY Maker is an extra special one. More details here.
Who gets your vote to be February’s MIY Maker?
Here are your fabulous four to choose from, clockwise from top left:
So, it’s over to you, whose make 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 at the end of the day tomorrow (Wednesday 1st March). Voting is also open on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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This gorgeous Fulwood dress popped up on my Instagram feed at the start of this week:
It was made by Kath Webber who bought one of my Fulwood denim kits just over a week earlier, she’s obviously a fast mover!
It got me thinking how popular this pattern is so I decided to gather together a little gallery of some of the most recent makes shared by the online sewing community.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but this pattern is just so versatile and everyone that makes it seems to reinvent it all over again.
It’s a pull-on style without any openings making it easy and comfortable to wear and layer and quick and easy to make. It works in almost any fabric from heavier weight denims through to lightweight single jersey knitted fabric, it works as a top as well as a dress, has optional collar, pleats and pockets and I’m working on a step-by-step tutorial to show you how to add a lining to it.
Here are just a few that I’ve made for myself that get regular wears:
If you’re feeling inspired the Fulwood pattern is available in print, as a PDF download and as a complete makers’ kit in a choice of 2 denim washes.
I look forward to seeing your version!
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Well, 2017 MIY Makers got off to a good start, all 4 final makes were so popular it was neck and neck and I had to extend the voting time to get a final winner.
In the end Kath’s spotty Roewood Jersey Pencil Skirt from my book Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts just pipped the others to the post, by just 3 votes!
Congratulations Kath who wins her choice of MIY Collection pattern. This is already her second Roewood skirt and it sounds like she has many more in the planning.
If you fancy being February’s MIY Maker, just share a photo of your makes using my patterns on social media. Full details here.