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I returned from a holiday on Tuesday to my fabulous shop, we weren’t open so I caught up on paperwork and emails etc. I have been on quite an interesting journey since then chatting to customers about moving and everything that goes with it, so I thought I would give you a little update. If you didn’t know, we are due to leave 140 Vauxhall St in Sept and move to a new premise, people keep asking “Where are you going?” “Go on tell us the secret where are you moving?” and totally honestly every time I have to say...

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Me Made May Day 31 – The challenge is complete The month of May has seen my really get stuck into my sewing. I said I would make four garments I had not made before, I said I would wear something handmade before and I have writing about this everyday. I made a full outfit, top, trousers, bag and jacket!  It has been absolutely fabulous, not only the sewing aspects but the writing about it to. I’m not much of a writer to be honest , that  talent went to my sister, but I have really enjoyed taking the time...

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This pattern by True Bias was mentioned to me by a customer and then once she had mentioned it I notice it being made everywhere, all sorts of Ogden Cami’s. I decided this needed to be the final challenge of may, not because of the pattern, as this was relatively easy but because of the fabric. I had bought 1 m of Midnight Belgravia Silk Satin from Liberty London when I was there last and I had been waiting for the best project for it. A perfect MMMmay challenge having never used silk before. The pattern was nice and easy,...

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My Love Hate Trousers! These have been the problem child over the month of May, if I hadn’t said I was going to make them they would probably be in the bin or at least in the pile which says, I might get to you, Like never! But because of you lovely lot and the pressure of the MMMay makes I had to finish them. It took all of my patience and my knowledge, which is minimal, and my shear luck to actually finish these and for them to look ok and fit. So the good things about this pattern,...

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I have been looking out for the perfect backpack for years, the right colour, the right size and right shape! I found the range backpack pattern for the shop (well I say its for the shop but really it was for me) and had to get it in. Me Made May has made me make this bag so thank you all for that! I think this bag can look very different in all different fabrics, much like clothing, so it was a big decision deciding which fabric to use. I wanted my bag to be waterproof or at least shower...

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