Sunday Sweater

Well, this story started with the fabric. I saw it advertised on Instagram and was immediately besotted, for this ecovero is astoundingly beautiful. Some of the drapiest fabric I have ever worked with, it was a joy from purchase to finished make. Bought from Bawn*, I purchased 1.5metres, but I was buying it blind, unknowing…

To Wrap Oneself in Joy

Ah, how to start this story, saga really, that has been ongoing for 8 months, has been an emotional rollercoaster and has finally been completed? This is the Pirta cardigan from Anna Johanna‚Äôs beautiful book A Strand of Joy. A cardigan that never caught my eye until suddenly it did, and I am still obsessed….

‘Tis the Season for Jolene

The Jolene dress by Ready to Sew came to my attention sometime last November, when the extension pack was released. I just loved the Victoriana-inspired pattern, with the dramatic length, elegant tiers and puffy sleeves. I ordered fabric via my family secret santa and got to dreaming. Sadly the ordered fabric had almost completely sold…

Turia, take 3

This fabric had not been chosen with a dungaree dress in mind. In fact, I was after wide wale corduroy to make another pair of work trousers, but when this arrived (from Sew Yarn Crafty in Dunfermline) I knew it wasn’t right for that idea. I still loved the fabric though and was looking for…

Made to Work

I had one full day, and two evenings. Was it possible? That was the challenge. The goal? The following Saturday I was running a Scything Festival at my work, and I had in my head that a cropped, narrow, corduroy culotte was what I wanted to wear. Actually, we need to reverse further than that….

Fibremood Vikki – Summer of Dreaming

I bought the fabric first, which is unusual for me. Normally I have a good idea of what I want to make prior to seeking the fabric, but this was a whim. And, also unusually for me, I bought 3 metres. I knew that the fabric was calling out to be a dramatic, full-length, gathered…

Green Gingham Gorgeousness

Well, goodness, it’s been a time! And I have missed blogging, I have missed making, and I have missed you, my lovely readers. It is nice to be able to pick up my hobbies again after a time of chaos, and . After a period of calm in our Air B ‘n’ B house in…

Overall the 2020 Nonsense – The Greta Dungarees

One of my favourite items of clothing to wear has to be dungarees. They are comfy, unrestrictive, and while they do pose some issues for someone that works outside (I have to take off my outer layers in order to use the toilet (tmi?)), they’re worth the effort, especially as we come into spring when…

Shona Beatha

Well, this was a wee breath of fresh air. A new-to-me couple of sewing companies (it’s a collaboration), a very indulgent sew (it’s a wee bit of a crazy make) and utterly gorgeous fabric, all combined to make a mad, wonderful, beautiful item that I love to pieces. This is the Shona Romper by Pipedream…

The Story of the Monstrous Robe

I’d had the idea for a while: make a personalised version of a DryRobe, that I could use for swimming outdoors, uniquely suited to my needs. My dream: the basic idea of a DryRobe, but with an absorbent inside (the official has poly fleece inner) that I can use to dry myself with, and making…