Yesterday was a super productive and successful day at MIY Workshop. I had five students for my Skirt Making workshop, who each turned up a little bit unsure, clutching bundles of lovely fabric that they were afraid of making a mess of.
Six hours of focussed hard work later, look what they produced!
Five perfectly fitting, finished skirts ready to wear home and to work the next day. From left to right, Romy in a very autumnal skirt in a beautiful soft wool from Ditto, Alison’s skirt uses a lovely floral print on a lovely quality cotton/linen fabric from Ray Stitch, Kerry made a lovely Parisian print skirt, Claire went for polka dots which will look great for work and Taruka used a soft lightweight denim. Three of these students have only just started sewing and these are the first garments they have made. I think they will be the first of many…!
All five students seemed surprised by what they could achieve in a day and the standard of their finished skirts. I don’t know why, what else did they expect?!
Here’s what they all thought of the day in their own words:
“I was really impressed with the skirt making course – Wendy is a great teacher and although I was nervous as a beginner when I arrived, by the end of the day I felt very proud with what I had achieved and had a lovely skirt to take home with me. I would definitely recommend this course!” Kerry
“A really fabulous day which re-ignited my love of dressmaking. I love my skirt, thanks very much!” Alison
“A really great day, I feel so much more confident to sew at home now and have overcome my fear of zips!” Romy
“I have never sewn for myself and have learnt a lot of things. I really enjoyed learning and would like to come back again, thank you!” Teruka
“Thank you Wendy! I’ve learnt some new skills and made a lovely new skirt – all in a day! what a great way to spend a Sunday. Looking forward to having a go at more on my own.” Claire
More dates for this workshop will be coming in early 2014. If you’d like to be able to advance book I can add you to my mailing list. Just contact me (Wendy) on 01273 693451 or email miyworkshop[at]gmail.com
This skirt pattern will also soon be available to buy from MIY Collection.