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Hello May 2019! I can’t believe how fast you have come around!   This year I have stated that I don’t want to make a lot more clothes, I pretty much have enough, I feel like to make more would just be an extravagance I just don’t need. This year I have pledged to Re-purpose some of my clothes I don’t wear, and I have made before that I just don’t like and so I don’t wear them. They need a new lease of life, in whatever way I can. Have a slow sew project on the go for the...

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  I feel like I am confessing something in this blog post. Yet another coco I hear you say! I know I should be challenging myself and trying new patterns but I just couldn’t resist a quick satisfying sew this week. I had ogled this fabric from that day it arrived in the shop! Gorgeous Lillestoff jeans sweat fabric that was like a denim but was stretchy and I knew it was going to sew up beautifully. After a great couple of weeks in the shops new home I really wanted to wear some of my new fabric, although I...

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Exciting times, 2019 for Make at 140 is looking good!   I am really excited to say we are opening a new Make at 140 shop. We have really fitted in well in Ocean Studios in Royal William Yard and are so excited to say that RIO (Real Ideas Organisation), have found us a permanent shop.  Taking note that our pop-up shops were popular, they decided to make space for us in the old bakehouse stores and move the stores into the café area. RIO have great plans here at Ocean Studios and I am excited to see how it...

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Belladone Dress, Belladone in stretch fabric, dressmaking -

The toile! Can you believe it I have never made a toile before! I know madness I hear some of you say, but I just have never felt the need to until now. I have been eying up the Belladone dress by Deer and Doe for ages, not really sure if it would suit me or not, but when I went to a local Indie shop and bought a funky dress took it home and showed the fam, no one really thought it suited me so back it went! A little bit gutted as I really wanted a dress for...

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I have been eying up my beautiful Lillestoff quilted cotton jersey ever since it came in, trying to plan what to make with it. The toaster sweater by Sew House Seven has been on my to do list for ages and so the perfect match was created. Of course, I really struggled on what colour to use from the lillestoff fabric as I loved all of them but eliminating a few because of what would suit me I was very excited to be using a colour I wouldn’t normally use. Now reading the pattern they say you need 1.5 m...

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