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  • Friday, January 19, 2018

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    SEWING WITH SLIPPERY FABRICS

    SEWING WITH SLIPPERY FABRICS

    What have I been sewing lately? This was a garment I cloned and originally made in a Liberty cotton print (see previous Blog post (http://www.ministryofcraft.co.uk/ministry-of-craft-blog/ministry-clone-your-closet)), but I also wanted to recreate it in a fabric similar to the original garment to achieve the same look and drape. I chose a polyester satin fabric from our online shop (http://www.ministryofcraft.co.uk/shop/fabric/silky-floral-in-sienna-1), it was however, much more tricky to wor ..

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  • Thursday, January 18, 2018

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    CLONE YOUR CLOSET BY MINISTRY

    CLONE YOUR CLOSET BY MINISTRY

    What have I been sewing lately? It was a bought garment that I picked up on holiday (for 5 Euros!) that gave me the inspiration for this project. It was regularly admired when I wore it and everyone always asked if I had made it myself. Unable to say 'yes', I decided it was time to Clone My Closet (http://www.ministryofcraft.co.uk/workshops/sewing-dressmaking/pattern-cutting) and make my own version of it. The main bodice was pretty easy to clone as there was little fitti ..

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  • Wednesday, January 03, 2018

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    Ministry Makes a Top Pattern

    Ministry Makes a Top Pattern

    What have I been sewing lately? It was a garment a customer brought along to Clone Your Closet (/workshops/sewing-dressmaking/pattern-cutting) that gave me the inspiration for this project. It was one of her favourites she was going to learn how to make a pattern from and it was the pockets hidden in the seam that I wanted to recreate. I used the pattern block for our wiggle dress (/workshops/sewing-dressmaking/dressmaking) as the starting block and after a bit of pattern cutting on the ..

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