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What Happens When You Have a Good Teacher….

Some of you will know this smiley person, it’s Emma aka Crafty and Cake aka organiser of Brighton’s Dressmaker’s Social events.

This is her amazing entry for the Refashioners Get Shirty project that I was part of in August. Gorgeous isn’t it? Read all about how she did it here.

I also have some other exciting news to share about Emma….from next week she is going to officially be my “Right Hand Woman” not sure that’s an official job title, but she’s certainly going to be taking on loads of admin and helping me out with lots of other stuff. So, from now on you may be receiving emails and responses to your emails from Emma rather than me.

As Emma used to work in events management I think we can say we’re in safe hands!

Make-It-Yourself March…..In May For Those Who Missed it!!

If you missed the Instagram project me and student Emma (aka Crafty & Cake) did a few months ago called MIY March, I’ve written-up some of the highlights over on my blog.

MIY March highlights

Dressmakers Social in Brighton

Do you crave the company of like-minded dressmakers and sewists to talk fabrics and seams and zips?

Do you find yourself boring your family and friends with talk of pattern matching and how many pins you need to set in a sleeve?

You need to come along to Brighton’s first Dressmakers Social:

Dressmakers Social May 15

It’s being held at the Marwood Cafe on Ship St in Brighton (the old Post Office building) from 6-8pm on Monday 18th May and yours truly will be there to talk about planning a homemade collection.

It’s all been organised by regular MIY Workshop attendee and all round creative type Emma Miles, also known as Crafty & Cake on Instagram and her blog.

Come along and give your friends and family a break!

Find out more on the Facebook page, TwitterInstagram and Meet-up.

Make-It-Yourself March – list of daily topics!

Make-it-yourself march miymarch daily topic list

So, are you going to be joining me and Crafty and Cake for a whole month of noseying at what other people are stitching?!

Make-It-Yourself March or MIYmarch will be starting on Sunday. The full monty description of what’s involved and how to play is here.

I’m looking forward to seeing your pics…….

Make-It-Yourself March – want to join in?

MIYMarch - make it yourself march instagram wendy ward and crafty and cake

In celebration of sewing and dressmaking and the Sewing Bee on television and all things you made yourself, me and Emma aka Crafty & Cake are hosting a month long photo-a-day challenge over on Instagram.  We want to know what you’re making, what you want to make, your making inspiration, where you make, what you make with and your best and worst making moments!

Each day will have a theme that we’ll post at the start of the day and you just need to post a sewing and/or dressmaking-related photo or photos on Instagram, tag us (@thewendyward and @craftyandcake) and use the hashtag #miymarch

Hopefully you’ll be inspired by everyone else’s photos, meet some new online buddies and have a bit of fun appreciating the fruits of your labours! Every day Emma and I will choose our favourite 4 images to showcase at the end of the day.

What’s not to like?!

You can play on Twitter too – use the same names @thewendyward and @craftyandcake and the #miymarch hashtag and let’s celebrate your dressmaking achievements, inspirations, secrets and sewing goals.

Celebrate Making It YOURSELF!!