Wendy Ward has worked as a designer in the fashion industry since 2000, for a range of companies from niche retailers to large chain stores. 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 and now teaches at Sew in the City in Sheffield. In 2012 Wendy launched her own range of sewing patterns called MIY Collection. Wendy is a regular contributor to Love Sewing magazine and her previous books are A Beginner's Guide to Sewing with Knitted Fabrics, A Beginner's Guide to Making Skirts (both published by CICO Books) and The Beginner's Guide to Dressmaking.