Wendy Ward has worked as a designer in the fashion industry since 2000—for a range of companies from niche retailers to large high street chains, including Matalan and M&S. In 2007 Wendy started teaching dressmaking, pattern cutting, and textiles for adults. She has a degree in Fashion Design, an MA in Design and is a fully qualified teacher. In 2012 Wendy opened MIY Workshop in Brighton and launched the first of her own design sewing patterns. Wendy is also a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. She is a regular contributor to Sewing World Magazine and her first book My Fashion Label about fashion design for kids was published in 2014. Her first sewing book for adults The Beginner's Guide to Dressmaking was also published in 2014, and Wendy is the author of three books with CICO Books: A Beginner's Guide to Making Skirts, A Beginner's Guide to Sewing with Knitted Fabrics, and Sewing Basics for Every Body. Wendy lives in Sheffield, UK.�
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