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…

Zircon of Gold

You know that feeling: you’ve been out for a cold and wintery walk, staying in a bothy or working out of doors. You come home and you shower or wash, put on your comfiest leggings and reach for the biggest, cuddliest jumper you own. Then, hand-knitted socks are pulled onto your tired feet, and you…

Top Five Highlights, Misses and Moments 2020

I write this while sat in our island home. But it’s no longer home. The walls are bare and the floor is too, apart from stray boxes and as-yet unpacked items lingering in my peripheral vision. Home has been packed up and is currently residing somewhere between a storage container and my memories, waiting for…

High Flying

Some of you may remember my elephant Pleiades… well, I made the dress that that was the toile for, and have posted it on Minerva for everyone to see. As I received the fabric for free, it is there that the blog post about the fabric belongs, and if you pop over there you’ll see…

Memories and Dreams

It was, dare I say it, time for another experiment. I love stretching my skills, trying out new things and working towards a particular vision. And this is something that had been in my head for a long, long time: a casual (but smart), indoor waistcoat for wearing over dresses and light jumpers for a…