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Recent work at MIY Workshop

I’ve been collecting a few photos of student work coming out of MIY Workshop recently, here they are:

Salva in her MIY Collection shrug – the first thing she’d made using jersey fabric and the first time she’d followed a pattern!

Inspired by her shrug, Salva then had a go at the MIY Collection straight neck vest and customised the pattern to make a blocked version.

Lucy in a perfect tweedy winter skirt made from a Burda pattern.

Ela in a lovely frock made from a combination of some bought fabric and cutting up an old 70’s shirt complete with buttons!

Emma in a skirt she made by taking a pattern from an existing skirt she had.  The gorgeous fabric is from Ditto and is quite unusual as it’s got a bit of lycra, it’s not often you find lighter weight fabrics with stretch.

And last but not least, Cesca in a lovely APC inspired denim dress made from a Burda pattern.  This one required some persistence to get right, but I’m glad Cesca stuck at it, made the tweaks that were needed and now has the perfect denim dress – layered with tights in winter, on its own with sandals in summer!

I’ve also just finished a successful Saturday morning Pattern Cutting course – 4 students = 4 unique skirts of their own design by the end.  Pattern cutting is a fantastic skill to have – especially if you have ideas for what you want to make but struggle to find the patterns.  I’ll be  starting some City & Guilds pattern cutting courses in the new year, more on that when I’ve confirmed dates and details.

My Sewing Surgery has been popular recently – surgery time is a bit like a one-to-one class, but is done in blocks of 15 minutes, so if you only need a bit of focussed help to sort out a problem, rather than a whole class, then it’s probably the thing for you.  In the last couple of weeks I’ve helped people making items to be sold into local shops and making costumes for trapeze artists!