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To book a place or for more information contact me on 01273 693451 or miyworkshop[at]gmail.com

To get priority booking before new dates are advertised online, sign-up here: http://eepurl.com/EVEYn

Please check your diary to ensure you can make the date before booking a workshop and ensure you read the  Classes – important info section of my website which contains important information about cancellations.  Thanks!

You can read what students have thought of previous workshops here.


Sunday 19th April – Sewing with Knits ***


Sewing with stretchy jersey fabrics is easier than you might think.   At this workshop you’ll learn the best ways to cut and sew knitted fabrics using just a regular sewing machine.  You can choose from a range of Wendy’s patterns specifically designed for jersey fabrics for you to whip up something to wear by the end of the day. All you need to bring is some stretch knit fabric of your choice and matching thread.  Suitable for beginners and those with a bit of sewing experience.                                                                                                     • Class size limited to just 5 people 
   • 10.30am to 4.30pm       • £70

Sunday 10th May – Summer Frock Making ***


Fancy making a unique summer dress to take on holiday, to go to that summer wedding or just to waft around town in?! Come along to this workshop where you can choose from six of Wendy’s dress patterns that cover a range of styles and levels of difficulty and whip up your new frock by the end of the day. Just bring your fabric and matching thread. Suitable for beginners and those with a bit of sewing experience.                                                                           • Class size limited to just 5 people 
       • 10am to 5pm     
       • £75

Sunday 24th May – Beginner’s Pattern Cutting

beginners pattern cutting

Not sure if pattern cutting is for you? Try this one-day intensive workshop, suitable for beginners. You will draft a skirt block and pattern and make a skirt toile (sample) to your own measurements. You’ll also learn how to make the skirt block into a pencil skirt and an A-line skirt. This workshop is only suitable for people who have made clothes from patterns and are confident using a sewing machine.                                                                                         • Class size limited to just 4 people           • 11am to 4pm           • £70

Sunday 14th June – Pattern Cutting for Dresses 2 – Sleeves & Style Adaptations

pattern cutting for dresses

Aimed at students who have previously drafted a one-piece dress block with me or elsewhere. We will be drafting a sleeve for the dress and I’ll show you the best way to set in a sleeve, we’ll look at the basics of dart manipulation and some basic style adaptations including: princess line, collars and some sleeve adaptations. You will need to bring your original dress block with you in order to draft the sleeve! This workshop is only suitable for people who have made clothes from patterns and are confident using a sewing machine. It is NOT suitable for those who have never done any pattern cutting or dressmaking.
                                                                          • Class size limited to only 4 people        • 11am to 4pm                • £70

*** IMPORTANT: ALL WORKSHOPS THAT USE WENDY’S PATTERNS COVER THE FOLLOWING MEASUREMENTS: bust 84-101cm (33-40″), waist 68-85cm (27-33.5″), hips 92-109cm (36-43″) if your measurements are outside of this range contact Wendy to see if the workshop will still be suitable for you.


WORKSHOPS FOR JULY TO DECEMBER COMING SOON! Subscribe to the MIY Workshop newsletter for priority booking before new dates are advertised online here: http://eepurl.com/Z6Gg1


12 responses to “1 DAY WORKSHOPS

  1. Hello, do you have space on your skirt making July 1st please?


  2. Hi Do you still have spaces for the pattern cutting course on the 20th October for 2 people?


    • Hello, thanks for your message. I’m afraid that workshop is fully booked. If you’d like to be added to a waiting list in case of any cancellations please email me at miyworkshop[at]gmail.com


  3. Lynn openshaw

    Hello Wendy are you offering a C&g course in pattern cutting?




    • Hi Lynn, I do offer C&G Pattern Cutting courses but all the current ones are fully booked. I will be doing more in the Autumn but don’t have dates confirmed yet. If you’d like to join the MIY Workshop newsletter, you’ll be first to hear about all new class dates and get priority booking before they go on my website. You can sign up here: http://eepurl.com/EVEYn


  4. Hi there do you have any space left for the Sunday 20th July workshop?




  5. Hi Wendy, do you have space left on the pattern cutting for dresses workshop on the 19th October? If you do then I am very keen!


  6. Hi Wendy,
    Do you have any spaces on the dress pattern cutting day, 19th October?


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