Geometric Geodesic

I’ve been sewing hard recently, making a pair of dungarees for my wee, 6-month old nephew and really enjoying the process. What’s been amazing is that even though he’s teeny tiny and the dungarees are teeny tiny, they take the same amount of work as an item of clothing for me. The dungarees have been…

Campside

I have always been a scarf person, and probably always will be: I am one of those folks that look with pity at people without a scarf: what a chill wind must be blowing down their neck!   Last year I knitted a shawl (my beloved Follow the Sun – follow the link for the…

Disco ball ceilidh

As a rather casual dresser, formal events can be a great excuse to really dress up and go for it, but it can also be a bit of a head scratcher in terms of working out what I want to wear. It was during Julie Fowlis‘ brilliant set at Runrig’s Last Dance at Stirling Castle…

Geometric Ogden

I am rather late to the True Bias Ogden party, but hey ho, better late than never! This is another part of my summer wardrobe for Romania, but as I often layer quite a few layers for the Hebridean winter, I am sure this will get far more use than just as a summer piece….

Heaven in green linen

A forthcoming trip to Romania suddenly had me panicking about my summer wardrobe. Summers in Scotland, particularly in the Western Isles, tend to hover around the mid-teens to low-twenties (generally the lower end of that scale!) and so a full summer wardrobe is not normally necessary. Indeed, to be perfectly honest it’s the same clothes…

Super Suki

Well, I was fully expecting to be passing this on to a family member because I was so sure that it wasn’t very ‘me’. Instead, as part of a process that I really enjoyed, I have ended up with an utterly diving Suki kimono dressing gown that I just want to wear all the time….

Turia Dungarees – the real deal

I just finished a pair of dungarees! This is an item of clothing that I have wanted for a really long time, but being tall I was never sure I could pull it off. This was until this year’s Edinburgh Yarn Fest, at which I spotted the most gorgeous dungarees being pulled off extremely well…

the Grail

It’s something we all seek: the perfect t-shirt. Like jeans, trousers (in general) and underwear, t-shirt sewing was definitely in the category of “not yet” for me. Although I have ‘edited’ a few ill-fitting t-shirts in the past, they were never quite perfect so I wrote it off until I heard about Vesta Patterns. Vesta…

Linen Shirt

So Me-Made-May has brought a lot of joy into my life, including this shirt, view C of New Look 6266! I made this way back in 2014-ish time, and enjoyed it, but never┬áloved it. Well, thanks to my personal challenge (wear at least 1 handmade item every day throughout May) I started reaching for this…

Machair top

Machair? A gaelic word meaning grassland, and it is used to name the flower meadows that are a Hebridean speciality. It’s one of the places I work, and in the summer the range of flowers is just dizzying. Of course, in this lovely printed fabric, there was nothing else for this top to be named!…