Thursday 2 September 2021: Wendy Ward is back for Sewover50’s theme about ‘Men who sew and sewing for men’ series. One of her latest books ‘Sewing basics for every body’ provides patterns that can be used for people who either do or don’t identify with any sex.
Wendy’s textile industry knowledge and her teaching experience has helped her develop this really useful book that helps build your sewing practice while creating a capsule wardrobe that reflects who you are.
This is an empowering book by developing your life skills in a methodical way while allowing each user to create clothes that suit who they are most comfortable being.
It’s all about giving the reader skills to create what they want and look how they want to be seen. And isn’t that really a sewists’ superpower.
Tuesday 10 August 2021: Wendy Ward has been helping people to make their own clothes since 2007. Wendy’s most recent book is “How to Sew Sustainably” and fully explores Wendy’s philosophy for dressing and sewing in a more sustainable way.
Wendy is an advocate of sustainable fashion having worked for a fair trade organic cotton brand for four years, Wendy is passionate about empowering people to create their own style, interpret fashion in their own way and re-connect with the joy of making.
You can find lots of practical sewing tips and help on Wendy’s blog where she also writes about a wide range of sewing, design and fashion related topics.
MIY Collection patterns are designed and written by Wendy Ward; an experienced designer and qualified teacher and they have been thoroughly road-tested by her eager sewing students. Rest assured you will find MIY Collection patterns to be well explained in down-to-earth language with clear, detailed diagrams.
After working as a designer in the fashion industry for seven years, in 2007 Wendy began teaching dressmaking and pattern cutting in Brighton, UK. By 2012, she had opened MIY Workshop in central Brighton to teach her own dressmaking and pattern cutting classes. In 2019 Wendy re-located back to her hometown of Sheffield in the foothills of the glorious Peak District.
Wendy has a degree in Fashion Design, an MA in Design and is a qualified teacher. She had her own column in Love Sewing magazine for 3 years from 2015 to 2018 and contributed 4 popular series to Sewing World magazine between 2013 and 2015.