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coco dress, lillestoff, MeMadeMay2018, mmmay18, MMMay2018, sewing, the coco dress, tilly and the buttons -

It was a little bit chilly this morning and chucking it down with rain in Plymouth so I chose this slightly adapted Coco Dress for Day 2. The Coco dress by Tilly and the buttons has been my go to dress, a dress I have made again and again in different fabrics and adapted to suit what I fancy at the time. This version was I think my 4th coco dress, I used the most beautiful quilted cotton fabric by Lillestoff which I had been eyeing up since I had ordered it for the shop 3 weeks before. It very...

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handmade, MeMadeMay2018, My owns clothes, sewing -

  I have signed up to Me Made May 2018 and I am pretty excited about it. For those of you who don’t know what it is all about here you go…….. “Me-Made-May is a challenge designed to encourage people who make their own clothes to develop a better relationship with their handmade wardrobe. You the specifics of your own challenge to make it suitable and useful for YOU. For example, a very common pledge is for a participant to aim to wear one self-stitched or refashioned garment each day for the duration of May.” I had to make a pledge, being whatever I...

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attelier brunette, Datura, Deer and Doe, Fabric, french fabric, Grainline Studio, jumpsuit, Layers, Make Basics, Merchant and Mills, modern patterns, patterns, Scout Tee, sewing, summerwardrobe, Tilly and the Buttons, Wardrobe Planning -

  The Great British summertime is once again creaking into action in the South West and at Make we are busily planning our summer wardrobes.  Summer is the most fabulous time for Sewers, we can get really excited about showing off all of our wonderful makes in the best summer colours. You know we have to be prepared for when the sun does eventually shine in the Southwest! Top of my summer to do list right now are these beauties.. The clever ladies at Deer and Doe have come up with a summer top with structure that could be worn...

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Fabric, Make Sewcial, Sewcialists, sewing, Tilly and the Buttons -

Thank you to everyone who came to our second Make Sewcial evening. This was our opportunity to use our sewing hive mind to come up with a collection of the best sewing hints and tips. We had a fabulous time sharing tips, chatting up a storm and most importantly fabric shopping! Team Make decided that it was time to unveil our matching Tilly and the Buttons Cleos and we were very excited to see some very talented Sewists showing off their handmade threads too. If you come to Make in a 'me made' outfit you will be photographed against our...

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Coco dress, Crepe, dress, dress making, dressmaking patterns, Fabric, Make Basics, modern patterns, patterns, sewing, Tilly and the Buttons -

We would like to introduce you to our new Make Basics range, a pocket friendly selection of dressmaking fabrics that doesn't skimp on quality or style but is perfect for the beginner sewists first foray into fabric buying or the serial sewer who needs a quick fabric fix.         The Make Team are anything but basic, we love to bring you new and different high quality fabrics from the worlds most talented pattern designers such Atelier Brunette and Merchant and Mills. After putting our heads together we decided that we needed an everyday range, something simple that we could make...

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