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  • 2017 19 Dec

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    MINISTRYMAKES - DECEMBER 17

    • Dec 19, 2017

    Inspired by the arrival of a new collection of fabrics from Jane Makower, I decided to put a twist on our tunic dress.

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  • 2017 26 Oct

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    MINISTRYMAKES - OCTOBER 17

    • Oct 26, 2017

    I recently drafted a top pattern inspired by our Introduction to Bodice Fitting workshop and made it up in our Bee fabric from Jane Makower. I was really pleased with the result and the compliments received so decided to test in out in one of our stretch fabrics

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  • 2017 18 Oct

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    FABRIC FRIDAY!

    • Oct 18, 2017

    I have been making a couple of items in knit this week and wanted to test out our PINK CIRCLES IN AQUA stretch for our Batwing Top workshop coming up on 12th November. The stretch, drape and weight worked perfectly for this style and it is so comforatble to wear.

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  • 2017 11 Oct

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    MINISTRYMAKES WINNER - OCTOBER 17

    • Oct 11, 2017

    Well done to Angela, who, since completing our 4-week evening Introduction to Sewing workshop in Chorlton, has been making bunting for her daughter’s room and for Christmas, and cushions in Matilda fabric for a friend.

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  • 2017 17 Sep

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    THE PERFECT FIT

    • Sep 17, 2017

    A couple of things to bear in mind with commercial patterns is that most of them are drawn up based on a standard bust size (normally a B or C cup) and you can also encounter similar problems around the hips and waist depending on your body type.

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  • 2017 05 Sep

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    MINISTRYMAKES WINNER - SEPTEMBER 17

    • Sep 05, 2017

    I think we have the cutest Ministry Makes here! Well done to Gemma who has just completed our 4-week evening Introduction to Sewing workshop in Chorlton. Gemma also managed to fit in our Gorgeous Girls Dress workshop at Fred Aldous where she made this beautiful dress.

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  • 2017 24 Aug

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    MINISTRYMAKES WINNER - AUGUST

    • Aug 24, 2017

    We have a very romantic Ministry Makes this month, the winner, Tanah, sent in the below....... Just wanted to thank Sam, Jeanette and Alison for all their help and wisdom in getting me to the point where I made my wedding dress!

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  • 2017 14 Jun

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    MINISTRYMAKES - JUNE 17

    • Jun 14, 2017

    Yet another twist on our twist tunic dress! I wanted to make a tunic style denim dress to layer over a tee and tights for the winter. The denim I used was the one from our online shop from Jane Makower, it has a lovely soft feel and worked well, although I can tell it is going to crease during wear.

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  • 2017 14 Jun

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    JUNE PATTERN PICKS

    • Jun 14, 2017

    Shirts and Shirt dresses are surely the coolest way to stay smart in the summer. When I say cool I mean in the temperature sense but obviously you'll look pretty dapper too!

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  • 2017 16 May

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    INTRODUCTION TO BEADWORK

    • May 16, 2017

    We are very excited to have a new tutor, Clair Rigby, joining the Ministry of Craft team. Clair is going to be teaching BEADED JEWELLERY: INTRODUCTION TO BEADWORK.

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