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  • 2019 20 Sep

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    TOP FROM BLOCKS - PART THREE

    • Sep 20, 2019

    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.

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  • 2019 19 Sep

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    HOW TO MAKE T-SHIRT YARN BY CAROLINE COATES

    • Sep 19, 2019

    One of my favourite things to crochet and knit with is jersey yarn, it's really easy to make your own and I always love a bit of up cycling.

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  • 2019 20 Aug

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    CLONE YOUR CLOSET BY MINISTRY

    • Aug 20, 2019

    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 and make my own version of it.

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  • 2019 17 Jul

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    Tailors Ham Tutorial by Jeanette Archer

    • Jul 17, 2019

    Materials: ½ metre of calico Fat Quarter of Quilting weight cotton Matching sewing thread Sawdust Equipment: Fabric scissors Fabric marker Pins Sewing Machine Iron and ironing board

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  • 2019 18 Jun

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    BODICE SLEEVE BLOCK - PART TWO

    • Jun 18, 2019

    The classic sleeve has a high sleeve cap which has a more tailored appearance but restricts movement.

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  • 2019 18 Jun

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    MINISTRY MAKES - June 2019

    • Jun 18, 2019

    I hadn’t made anything with a raglan sleeve for a while and with some better weather around the corner (I hope), I wanted to try out a new spring fabric, Cotton Millefleur in Burnt sienna, from Dashwood Studio.

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  • 2019 14 Jun

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    MINISTRYMAKES WINNER - JUNE 19

    • Jun 14, 2019

    Thank you so much Claire for sharing your sewing story and pictures of you looking gorgeous and congratulations on being awarded our latest Ministry Makes Winner! Read on to be inspired........

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  • 2019 06 Jun

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    PATTERN PICK - JUNE

    • Jun 06, 2019

    I saw this pattern for the Rose Dress by Schnittchen and it seemed like the perfect everyday summer dress. Effortlessly cool and with some challenging techniques to learn, I've added it to my 'must sew' list!

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  • 2019 22 May

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    DIY RUFF COLLAR BY LINDSEY VIGURS

    • May 22, 2019

    In the bid to make an impressive yet inexpensive clown costume I decided to take on the challenge of making a ruffled collar. A ruff is a great addition to a clown costume but can also be used for a host of fancy dresses. Great for World Book Day costumes, cosplayers, drag, theatrical wardrobes or just for wearing everyday. Who doesn’t want to bowl…

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  • 2019 14 May

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    MINISTRYMAKES WINNER - MAY 19

    • May 14, 2019

    Thank you so much Liz for sharing your sewing story and pictures of you looking gorgeous, congratulations for being awarded our latest Ministry Makes Winner! Read on to be inspired........

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