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Vote for July’s MIY Maker

Argh, it’s that time of year when time starts to morph into one big blob and the end of the month slipped past me unnoticed. So, a little later than planned, here are your choices for July’s MIY Maker.

Clockwise from top left:

Who gets your vote to be July’s MIY Maker and win their next MIY Collection pattern for free?

Leave a comment with your choice.  I’ll announce the winner on Saturday. Voting is also open on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

Full details on how you can enter your make for August’s MIY Maker are here.

Vote For June’s MIY Maker

MIY Maker Sewing Challenge

It crept up on me this month – where on earth did June go??!! Here are your four wonderfully summery choices for June’s MIY Maker. Whose make gets your vote?

Clockwise from top left:

So, another crop of fabulous makes all worthy of being this month’s MIY Maker and wining their next MIY Collection pattern for free. Who do you think should win?

Leave a comment with your choice.  I’ll announce the winner on Monday. Voting is also open on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

Full details on how you can enter your make for July’s MIY Maker are here.

The MIY Collection Fulwood Dress Sewing Pattern

This gorgeous Fulwood dress popped up on my Instagram feed at the start of this week:

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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.

MIY Collection fulwood sewing pattern

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:

miy collection fulwood sewing pattern

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!

Vote for December’s MIY Maker

December MIY Maker

The last MIY Makers of 2016 already, which make gets your vote? Here are your 4 choices. Whose make do you think deserves to be this month’s MIY Maker and win their next MIY Collection pattern for free?

We have, clockwise from top left:

Over to you! Leave a comment with your favourite and I’ll get 2017 off to a good start tomorrow by announcing the winner at the end of the day. Voting is also open on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

Vote for October’s MIY Maker

Again, it was difficult to choose just 4 for this month’s MIY Makers final selection, but now it’s over to you – who do you think should win??!!

We have clockwise from top left:

Leave your vote in the comments and the winner (who will win their next MIY Collection pattern for free) will be announced at the end of today. Voting is also open on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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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MIY Collection Fulwood Pattern – Updated & Back in Stock!

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The ever-popular, ever-versatile Fulwood is back in stock and now it’s better than ever!

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Included in the pattern, instructions and cutting plans are all the many variations I’ve found of making it, including; the one piece dress (above),

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the t-shirt (above in woven and knit).

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The instructions also now explain how to extend the sleeves of the bodice to make the batwing dress (above).

The PDF version of the pattern has also been updated with these improvements and if you had already bought the PDF you will by now have received an email telling you that an updated version is available to download.

I’ve been wearing my one piece dress in black ponte roma loads, it’s comfortable to wear and easy to dress up or down. Yes I have a grey on in the planning and yet more hacks! Watch this space.

If you’re starting to plan your autumn/winter sewing, this one is the perfect dress for layering and looks great with a long sleeved top underneath and worn over tights or leggings. What are you waiting for? Get yours now!

And if that wasn’t enough, watch out over the next few days for news of a Fulwood kit……!!