Ness(ie)

Well, firstly, this was an experience not to be repeated too often. Has your partner ever called him (or her) self a “sewing widower”? This skirt was the first time mine did. I cut out on the Friday night, and finished the Sunday evening. A whole weekend almost disappeared to my sewing machine, with short…

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…

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!…