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April’s MIY Maker (a bit belated…!)

Fulwood dress

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.

Vote For April’s MIY Maker

MIY Maker

Yes, I can’t believe it’s that time again, who will get your vote this month to be April’s MIY Maker? (By the way, you might have noticed that March’s MIY Maker is missing from the blog – as it was a special MIY March MIY Maker, you can find all the finalists and the winner over on my Instagram account.)

Here are the final four makers for this month (clockwise from top left):

Over to you, which of these lovely makes 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 (Monday 1st May). Voting is also open on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

February’s MIY Maker

February MIY Maker

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.

Vote for February’s MIY Maker

February MIY Maker

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 InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

September’s MIY Maker

miy makers

It was fairly unanimous; Sara’s gorgeous denim Fulwood dress won your vote for this month’s MIY Maker. What impresses me even more about this is that it’s Sara’s first ever dress! Quite a way to start your sewing journey.

Congratulations to Sara who can now choose her next MIY Collection sewing pattern for free and I’m waiting with baited breath to see Sara’s next few dressmaking projects.

Reckon you can be October’s MIY Maker? Post your makes using my patterns online and you might make the final 4. Full details of how to enter here.

I look forward to seeing your makes!

August’s MIY Maker

MIY Maker - August

Naz’s bright and beautifully fitting shift dress from my 1st book “Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking” won your vote this month!

Well done Naz who can now choose her next MIY Collection sewing pattern for free. That dress is going to be quite an act to follow….

Reckon you can be September’s MIY Maker? Post your makes using my patterns online and you might make the final 4. Full details of how to enter here.

I look forward to seeing your makes!

My MIY Easy Pull-On Shift Dress Pattern is Back!!

Remember this:

easy shift dress sewing pattern miy collection

It’s now available again as a PDF downloadable sewing pattern to print at home, just click here.

No need to hang around for the post, just order, pay, print and go! You’ll also get a comprehensive set of instructions for how to print the pattern on your home printer along with the multi-size pattern and full instruction book.

If you’re in the EU it’s available via the MIY Collection Etsy shop.

Read more about the pattern and how versatile it is here.

Happy holiday stitching!