Giving back with our Annual Remnant Sale - Jan '24
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by Emma Smith
1M ago
Wed 17 Jan - Sun 4 Feb 2024 in store only During this period we will also be donating 5% of all other fabric sales to Life Flight.  In store and online.  Happy New Year!!   We're kicking ours off with a bang hosting our Annual Remnant Sale (in store only) - where 30% of total remnant sales will be donated to Life Flight.  Life Flight includes the national Life Flight Air Ambulance service and the Wellington Westpac Rescue Helicopter.   This is a vital service flying critically ill and injured patients throughout New Zealand.    Livin ..read more
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PDF Sewing Patterns
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by Emma Smith
3M ago
We're delighted to be able to offer sewing patterns in PDF format!  First up is the full Merchant & Mills pattern range.   If you are new to this format of pattern - read on and we'll explain.  A PDF sewing pattern is a digital file that you can either print out at home, or have it printed professionally for you.  When you purchase a PDF sewing pattern from Miss Maude, you will receive access to it as soon as we have received payment for your order.  This is normally immediately, so it's a great option if you need it in a hurry! PDF sewing patterns will come ..read more
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Black Friday Sales
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by Emma Smith
3M ago
Written by Emma Discounts, Discounts Everywhere... I don’t know about you - but for the past week or so, I’ve been bombarded with ‘Black Friday discount this’, ‘Black Friday discount that’.  And to be honest, it’s not rocking my world… For those of you who’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know that discount sales at Miss Maude are rare and exotic beasts.   This is because we stock our shelves with products that we love, haberdashery that delights, fabrics that make us smile and yarn that brings us joy.   And it is this that we want to share with you.  We want every ..read more
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To Make & To Give
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by Emma Smith
4M ago
With a few weeks to go until Christmas day, it's about the time to start thinking about gift giving, and if for you that might mean sewing or knitting a little something - now is the time to get to it!  Here's a quick roundup of some of our top picks for making this year.  Something for the little people in your world, for him, for her.  The whole family!.  Top knitting projects to give: Mouche & Friends is the most delightful knitting book - included are patterns and detailed knitting instructions for 12 knitted toy animals, plus their garments and acces ..read more
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How to Use Our Wishlist Planner
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by Emma Smith
4M ago
Try Our New Wishlist Planner!  We always have lots of fun working with visitors at the store to help them decide on just the right supplies for their next make.   The counter gets piled with fabrics, yarns, patterns and haberdashery as various items are auditioned against each other.  Some decisions are quick, others take a little longer!   Knowing you can't always pay a visit in person, we've just added a Wishlist Planner to our website to help you browse the (virtual) store and plan your next make with ease.   Make the Wishlist Planner work ..read more
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Sewing Pattern Review - Vali Dress By Pattern Fantastique
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by Caroline van Deventer
6M ago
 Written by Caroline, made by Aimee, and worn by Arna & Emma  We've sewn the popular Vali Dress from Pattern Fantastique to show off our Cotton Lawn Solids Collection  - a light weight (65gsm) smooth and crisp cotton lawn.  Perfect for spring time and summer sewing, available in a beautiful range of colours.  With plenty of gathers and volume, the Vali Dress is a great match for this light weight fabric.  The dress would also look amazing in a bold print, but we love how a solid colour shows off all the design details.  Som ..read more
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How to Lengthen a sewing pattern piece
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by Emma Smith
6M ago
One of the joys of sewing our own clothes is being able to make things just how we like.  Often that means making things a little shorter or longer.  If you are wanting to alter the length of a pattern piece that is not a simple square/rectangle you'll want to make the length adjustment somewhere in the middle of the pattern piece.  Doing so ensures the hem line stays the same circumference and you maintain the overall design style of the garment.  This tutorial shows you how to lengthen a pattern piece - we've used the Vali Dress as an example.   You can see ..read more
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We're 8 Years Young!
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by Emma Smith
7M ago
Time for a little celebration and birthday treats!  (scroll down for the details)  It's hard to believe that we've been sharing our joy of making for eight years now - and oh what a joy it has been so far!  Here's to many more!  Thank you for sticking around and making our wee business what it is.  xx We spent our first four years online only, before opening our beautiful store here in the Village four years ago.  And we are so pleased that we did!  The photo above is from our Celebration Sale when we fi ..read more
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Sewing Pattern Review - Heather Blazer, Friday Pattern Company
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by Emma Smith
7M ago
Written, made and worn by Emma  With the depths of winter demanding a bevy of warm layers, sewing a woollen blazer seemed like an obvious choice after receiving a beautiful collection of limited edition Yorkshire Tweeds.   With the unpacking, I quickly cut a length off for myself and have been slowly working on the Heather Blazer over the past couple of weeks.   The Heather Blazer has been designed as a great entry into the world of sewing blazers, and I couldn't agree more.   The fit is relaxed and the tailoring simple.  Making for a relatively qu ..read more
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Sewing Tips - What is a Tailor's Clapper?
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by Caroline van Deventer
7M ago
A Tailor's Clapper is a simple but effective tool to have in your sewing kit.  Once you've had the pleasure of using one, you'll wonder how you ever did without!  But what is a Tailor's Clapper you ask?  What is a Tailor's Clapper? It is a piece of hardwood, shaped and sanded so it is smooth and easy to hold.  It is used for pressing while dressmaking or tailoring resulting in lovely crisp, flat seams. A Tailor's Clapper was originally used in tailoring (hence the name) because of how well it works on woollen fabrics while preventing scorching the fabric.  O ..read more
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