Category Archives: Patterns for jersey fabrics

MIY Collection Fold Over Skirt in Sewing World’s “Pattern Showcase”

My MIY Collection Fold Over Skirt pattern has been picked to be featured in this month’s Sewing World magazine “Pattern Showcase” feature:


I love this pattern – it’s so quick and easy and the skirt is super comfy. The a-line and asymmetric versions are both included in the pattern. A perfect sew for your summer holiday wardrobe……. Here’s MIY Workshop student Tam in the one she cut out and finished (apart from hemming) in class this week!

If you’re inspired to have a go, get your pattern here.

My Baby Sleeping Bag Project in Love Sewing Magazine


My baby sleeping bag was a featured project in the May issue (no. 13) of Love Sewing magazine.  It’s easier to make than you might think and makes a great gift for a new arrival.

Unfortunately the pattern pieces were left off the pull-out pattern sheets!  But you can download them by clicking on the image above.

As they’re only little, they’re not going to use up all your printer ink or paper….

Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking T-shirt in Making Magazine

The simple t-shirt from my book “The Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking” is featured in the current Making Magazine (issue 61 – June 15).


It’s the perfect project for this time of year – it’s quick to make, you can mix and match different knit fabrics making it a great stash buster and you can’t really have too many t-shirts, can you? Just click on the image above to download your pdf copy of the pattern. If you fancy a t-shirt dress, the pattern lengthens easily into a great little dress for layering over leggings or chucking on over your bikini on holiday…..


MIY ASAP in this month’s Sew Magazine!

I was pretty happy to find this when I opened my copy of Sew magazine this month (June issue), right there in your face in the middle of the news page at the front of the magazine (p6)!


I rather like that little headline and may have to steal it to use for myself.

If you’d like to MIY ASAP, you can find the easy pull-on shift dress pattern here.

You can make it with and without the roll collar, as a boxy top or mix and match your fabrics with different fabrics for the bodice and skirt, like this one that I’ve nearly finished:


Made From MIY Collection Sewing Patterns

Look at these garments made recently by my students at MIY Workshop using my existing and soon-to-be-released MIY Collection sewing patterns!

sewing with knits miy collection vest sewing patternThe MIY Vest & Dress – super quick and easy you can whip up one for everyday of the week. The dress version looks great with leggings and is a comfy go-to holiday / summer dress.

sewing with knits miy collection cowl neck dress sewing patternThe MIY Cowl Neck Dress & Top pattern which will be available very soon! You’ll be able to make the dress or top with and without sleeves. Depending on your fabric choice you can make a casual version to go with jeans and leggings or a glamorous frock for a night on the town.

sewing with knits miy collection leggings sewing patternThe MIY Leggings sewing pattern will also available very soon!! Why buy leggings when you can make your own in no time at all in colours and prints to go with every outfit.

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