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- Wearing this cool breezy self-drafted tent dress makes me happy. I absolutely love the fabric which is from @ikeauk a few years ago. ■■■ The pattern is easily adapted from the shift dress in my 1st book Beginner's Guide to Dressmaking. Would you like a blog post on how to do it?Some gorgeous Longshaw skirts have been popping up during our hot spell. I love the variety shown by these: prints, plains, dressy, casual. That last one by @dressmakerssocial isn't even a knit, it's crepe!! Lovely makers all tagged. ✅ pattern is from my latest book Beginner's Guide to Sewing With Knitted Fabrics 📖✂️A few of my spoils from my recent visit to @fabworksmillshop - pic 2 wools ✅ pic 3 waxed and showerproof ✅ pic 4 cottons and linens ✅ and of course pic 5 a couple of knits ✅ Can't wait to get cracking on these, the epic pre-wash has begun.....What a fabulous finale to our holiday. Salt's Mill and Saltaire are just as wonderful as I remember. It might sound a bit melodramatic but seeing all of Hockney's "The Arrival of Spring" iPad drawings printed so large, in such a beautiful setting made me feel a bit teary. I think they are tapping into some deep yearnings within me, plus I read a book of interviews with Hockney just after my dad died in which he talked a lot about creating these pieces and how much that particular East Yorkshire landscape meant to him. Anyway, there you go, the power of art 'n' all that. . . Also pictured - Beginner's Guide to Sewing With Knitted Fabrics in the Salt's Mill bookshop 🤗 was the cherry on today's cake. Plus some gorgeous paintings of and inspired by Salt's Mill by @kittynorthartist
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At long last, the MIY Collection Walkley Vest & Dress is now available as a complete making kit.
The kit contains everything you need to make a vest or dress:
- printed pattern
- beautiful quality viscose/lycra ponte roma in a choice of 4 colours (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.
See inspiration for how to make the Walkley on this Pinterest board as well as links to blogger reviews of the pattern from Handmade Jane, Scruffy Badger Time, Paprika Patterns and more!
Photo © Handmade Jane
The MIY Collection Walkley Vest was originally made by Jane in November (see her original review of the pattern here).
I was then over the moon to see it included in Jane’s best makes for 2015! I think my favourite (apart from her stripey Walkley obviously!) is that black dress….gorgeous.