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Spring Window at MIY Workshop

MIY Workshop Spring Window

The theme of the current window at MIY Workshop is “Sewing the Seeds”.

It’s on a Spring theme and I asked students to make Suffolk Puffs that could then be used in the window display.  They came up trumps and I found myself overflowing with Suffolk puffs!

MIY Workshop Spring window

If you’re in Brighton, pop by and have a closer look – all those brown tags are names of students who made the Suffolk Puffs.  I think this window is a perfect representation of the MIY Workshop student community and the newly acquired and developing skills that they’re enjoying putting into practice.

Student in the window – Joy

Currently in the window is a cape by Joy.  Joy has been a keen sewer for a while.  She wanted to perfect matching stripes and checks at seams and learn how to add a lining.  She made an excellent job of both with this beautiful cape!

The fabric was bought at a Knitting & Stitching show and the pattern is New Look 6007.

When Joy came to her class last week and saw her cape in the window, her response was; “You’ve made my day.”  Well Joy, you made my day with your persistence and attention to detail in getting this cape right.

Without wanting to sound smug or gloating – I do love my job.

Student in the window – Sonia

Pesky sunshine made it impossible to get a good photo of Sonia’s lovely frock, so here’s one I took earlier with Sonia in the frock!

Sonia began “secret” sewing classes as a beginner.  She started with some cushions with initials and pompoms for her daughters, then made this frock for herself.  It’s the first thing she’s made from a pattern.

Fabric: Ditto, 21 Kensington Gardens, Brighton

Pattern: info coming soon!

Student in the window – Ela

A lovely spring dress is the new student in the window from Ela.

Ela started classes last September to “unlearn” some bad habits and learn how to use patterns.  She’s since made a skirt, a cardi, 2 jersey dresses and this lovely spring frock from patterns!

Couldn’t resist including another shot with the lovely blue of Ela’s dress set off by the new grey shop front!  Also, this may be the last photo of the shop front without any signage……

Fabric:  from Ela’s fabric hoard…..!

Pattern: Newlook 6023

Student in the window – Karen

Here’s my current student in the window – Karen.

Karen started sewing classes as a complete beginner last August.  This is the first dress she made.  Since then she’s made more dresses and tops using jersey fabrics and has just made her first lined frock!

I felt you couldn’t fully appreciate this dress from the photo of it in the window so here’s a photo of it in action…

Student in the window – Lisa

I’m having a rotating display of student work in the window of MIY Workshop.  The best advert for my classes is the work that my students produce and it’s a nice way for them to feel proud of their creations and appreciate the skills they’ve learnt.

Here’s my first “student in the window”; Lisa.

Lisa had never used a sewing machine when she started classes last September.  After 4 classes she’d made this skirt.  Next came this top and she’s just finished a dress.  She’s addicted!