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  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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    Customer Makes

    Customer Makes

    Thanks Rae for sharing your sewing journey with us, the garments you have made look great, you should be really proud and we look forward to the next installment…….. After I struggled a bit with darts and inset seams not quite behaving, I decided to try something ULTRA simple, and bought the April Rhodes Staple Dress Pattern. There are lots of images and blogs of people who have made this dress beautifully, just so nice to see how differently it can look in different fabri ..

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  • Friday, October 27, 2017

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    MINISTRY MAKES TWIST ON THE TUNIC DRESS

    MINISTRY MAKES TWIST ON THE TUNIC DRESS

    What have I been sewing lately? With it getting a bit more chilly, I decided to try another twist on our tunic dress (/workshops/sewing-dressmaking/dressmaking) using a bright pink wool mix fabric (http://www.ministryofcraft.co.uk/shop/fabric/boiled-plain-wool-in-pink) we sell in our online shop. I used a cotton print to trim it at the neck, cuffs and pockets for a bit more detail. The first job as always was to stitch the darts and then the great news with this fabric is, it d ..

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  • Friday, October 13, 2017

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    MINISTRY MAKES CHIFFON

    MINISTRY MAKES CHIFFON

    What have I been sewing lately? Well, I have had a length of chiffon in my fabric stash for a while, so when Sew Magazine gave away this New Look pattern (K6471), I took on the slippery fabric challenge! Chiffon poses some sewing challenges so if you are new to sewing, I would recommend choosing a fine cotton lawn instead. Chiffon (from the French word for a cloth or rag) is a lightweight, balanced plain-woven sheer fabric woven of alternate S- and Z-twist crepe (high-twist) ya ..

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