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…

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…

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…

Quincy, my dear

  I’ve been a ‘member’ of Sew My Style for the past year and a half and despite buying a couple of the patterns with the intention of making them, this is the first time I’ve actually made anything within the time frame. There’s a distinct gap in my wardrobe for a casual summer dress…

Tartan York Pinafore

As soon as the York Pinafore was released by Helen’s Closet I knew I would make it one day. It is such a perfect pattern, and I knew it would fit into my world very nicely indeed. Well, I’ve just completed my first version and I can honestly say it’s love. The fabric is one…

Turia Dress

My birthday trip to Copenhagen with my sister was the first time I’d been abroad in a fair while. I knew that to add to the celebration, I wanted to make an item of clothing to wear in the city. I’ve been wanting to make the Turia Dungarees by Pauline Alice for ages, even going…

Marcy Marcy – Vogue 8876

  After a bit of a hiatus, this is the item that really got me sewing in my new house. I had chosen the pattern – Marcy Tilton Vogue 8876 – and cut out the fabric over a year before, on the floor of the living room in my previous house in Inverness. And while…