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Hello, my name is Angela and I live in Plymouth where my most local haberdashery, and dress making shop is the beautiful Make at 140. I was so delighted to make something for a blog for Lizzy, and choosing some of her delicious fabric.  However this was actually quite difficult as she has so many goodies of all sorts, from cotton, to rayons, jersey, knit fabric etc etc. The best idea, was to think of what pattern to make first.   I chose the Deer and Doe Arum dress, as this is a simple and easy to wear garment, and...

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I appreciate on a newsletter not everyone wants to hear me babble all about how everything is going in the Make world so a separate little blog post is perfect.   Warning….. This is not s sewing blog post, this is a me chatting about Covid, life and Make. I know many of you can say this but 2020 Really has been a bit of a s*%te year to me, I won’t go into details, that’s not my style, but it has been really, really tough, then along comes a Pandemic! Hummmm could it get any worse.   But over...

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Temporary opening times Wednesday 10 – 5 pm And Saturday 10 – 5 pm Following all the social distancing guidelines we will be opening two days a week for the foreseeable future. We will be asking you to take a few simple steps to keep us all safe One family group in the shop at a time We will have hand sanitiser to use on entering feel free to use throughout your visit if you need to We are encouraging contactless payments but will also take cash if needed We will be asking you to be aware of what you...

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From the moment I saw this pattern I knew I wanted to make them. I love the flat front on the trousers combined with the elasticated back I wanted to make these my go to trouser pattern.   I read a few blog posts about them and did a bit of research first, I know they are designed high waisted but I think the main point was that people found they may have been a little too high waisted. Well maybe for short people anyway, which I am one of those so I knew I was going to need to...

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Me Made May a round of the month and the sewing projects I am owning up, I haven't got photos of me everyday! There is said it, but I think at the moment that is ok, no pressure, me made may is supposed to be fun, so keep it like that. The photos I have taken I have had fun taking them so thats ok.  The Two Stitches Shrug pattern I love this pattern it is lovely and simple with no pattern just a few folds to create the shrug, it is a lovely project. The fabric suitable would be a...

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