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Two New MIY Collection Patterns & Kits

Well overdue, I finally launched 2 new MIY Collection patterns at last week’s Knitting & Stitching show and they’re now also available online from the MIY Collection Pattern Shop.

The first is the Kelham, the ultimate A-line skirt pattern.

kelham ultimate aline skirt sewing pattern

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t suit an a-line skirt shape and the Kelham includes:

  • 7 sizes (based on body measurements not confusing dress sizes)
  • 2 different ways to finish the waist (waistband or waist facing)
  • 2 length options marked on the pattern
  • 3 style variations (completely plain, with pockets or with a CF pleat).

There’s so much you can do with an a-line skirt pattern and it will look great in a range of fabrics from cotton poplin, linen, denim, corduroy or lightweight wool.

Get your copy here.

The second pattern is the Wisewood cowl neck dress and top.

wisewood dress

wisewood top

I love a draped cowl neck, they’re so flattering and easy to wear and this pattern went down a storm at the Knitting & Stitching show.

Both top and dress versions are included in the pattern as well as:

  • 8 sizes (based on body measurements not confusing dress sizes)
  • 2 depths of cowl
  • 2 different ways to finish the deeper cowl
  • sleeved and sleeveless versions.

This one is a pattern for stretch knits and works in a wide variety; a viscose jersey will give you a beautifully draped lightweight version – great for tops, a good quality ponte roma (try and find one with viscose rather than polyester) will result in a dramatic sculptural effect in a gorgeous cosy dress.

Get your copy here.

MIY Collection Kits

miy collection dressmaking kits

Another exciting launch at the show was MIY Collection Kits. Including a pattern, carefully selected beautiful quality fabric appropriate for the pattern in a quantity to allow for shrinkage in pre-washing and matching colour thread. Kits are available for the following patterns:

They will be available online just as soon as I’ve photographed them!

Introducing the Walkley Vest Dress

MIYwalkley

My straight neck vest and dress pattern is now the Walkley Vest Dress.

I’ve just updated the PDF version of the pattern and as well as the new name it uses my new sizing system based on body measurements and a full scale untiled version of the pattern if you prefer to print patterns at a copy shop rather than on A4 sheets to join together at home.

If you prefer a paper pattern, it’s still available here and will be updated soon with the new name and size labelling.

This pattern is a great summer project – the vest and dress are both really easy to wear – a loose-ish fit, but with some shaping at the waist so it’s not a completely boxy shape. It’s easy to add custom seams to your pattern (fully explained in the instructions) so you can mix and match fabrics and use up some of that stash!!

Lots of my beginner students have happily used this pattern and if you’ve done a bit of sewing before, get creative with those seams and make yourself a completely unique version. I love seeing what people make with my patterns so don’t forget to tag your makes #miywalkley or email me your pictures.