Master Classes

Master Classes last a whole day (or half day) and focus on one specific area of dressmaking, one skill level or a particular garment. There are Master Classes for every ability, from getting a solid grounding in the basics for complete beginners, to trying something new for more experienced sewists. All Master Classes are taught by Wendy Ward, owner of MIY Workshop who is a qualified teacher and has been teaching since 2007, spent 7 years working in the fashion industry, writes for national sewing magazines and wrote the bestselling book “The Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking”.

SUNDAY 25th June 10am – 4pm


skirt making classAll images taken from “A Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts and © Cico books / Julian Ward Photography.

Join me for a day of dressmaking this summer. You will make the easy Granville wrap skirt from my latest book “A Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts”.

This class is ideal for beginners and there are lots of different ways to make the wrap skirt; with ties or buttons, with pockets and even a reversible version so you can really make it to suit your own style. It’s quick, easy and a gorgeous flattering skirt that’s perfect for summer.

You’ll learn how to sew accurate seams, my favourite method for neat hems, how to sew darts, how to attach a facing or lining and how to make and attach a pocket (if you choose that option!).

By the end of the day you’ll feel confident using a sewing machine and leave with a unique-to-you handmade skirt, ready for wearing all summer.

Some materials will be provided, a full list of materials needed will be sent when you book your place.

  • Suitable for absolute beginners.                                                                                             
  • Class size limited to just 5 people.
  • £95 


Read what other students have thought of classes here.

To book a class telephone 01273 693451 or email

Remember, if you want to buy a class as a gift or suggest that you receive one (!) gift vouchers are available, more details here.

To get priority booking before new dates are advertised online, sign-up here:

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

17 responses to “Master Classes

  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]


  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:


  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?


  7. Hi Wendy
    Have you got a trouser making day or pattern cutting course coming up nov/dec/jan?
    Best wishes


  8. Wendy
    Are you running any master classes in February or March?
    Kate x


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