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  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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    CUSTOMER MAKES

    CUSTOMER MAKES

    Thanks Rae for your second instalment and sharing your sewing story with us again. It's lovely to read about how you are adapting existing patterns and experimenting with different fabrics with much success.....the results are amazing! So I have been experimenting a bit with the Staple Dress by April Rhodes (https://april-rhodes.com/collections/patternshop/products/the-staple-dress-pdf), and have made some tops from the top part of the dress, I really like the way the sleeves fall, a ..

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  • Friday, March 16, 2018

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    MINISTRY MAKES WINNER - COLETTE

    MINISTRY MAKES WINNER - COLETTE

    Well done Colette for being awarded our latest Ministry Makes Winner! Colette was VERY excited to show us the outfit she made for her son for World Book Day: he went dressed as "The Tiger who came to tea". Thank you for sharing the below pictures and information with us and to Thomas too for being such a wonderful model…. In the past few years I have attended a number of courses with the Ministry of Craft including A line skirt in a day, understanding commercial patterns, alterati ..

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  • Friday, March 09, 2018

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    TOP FROM BLOCKS - PART THREE

    TOP FROM BLOCKS - PART THREE

    Happy with the fit of my bodice and sleeve, I decided to turn the below into a finished garment. I extended the length (so it didn’t finish at my mid-rift!) with some piping inserted in the waist seam. I also added pockets using the same contrasting fabric used for the piping and finished the neckline off with binding. I used my skirt block to create the extended section from the waist. I cut away a section at the side seam in the front garment piece to create a slanted op ..

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