What Aoife bought at the RDS

Myself and Sinéad attended the Knitting & Stitching Show at the RDS a few weeks ago. After the initial irritation at having to pay €16 in followed by getting in the door and seeing programs for sale for €5 (seriously, we just paid €16 to get in somewhere where we’re going to buy stuff, please just put up a bloody map so where we can see where stuff is). Generally the whole model of paying into stuff like this is a bit annoying. But anyway… I digress… Continue reading

The Beignet

colette beignet with logo

I wanted to do the Beignet for ages and finally overcame my fear of all of those buttons to take it on. The fabric – a lovely stretch denim from the Heritage Cupboard (Nancy’s fabric stash, dubbed the HC because it’s massive and packed with gems).

Back to the Beignet. Everything about this pattern is beautiful, from the divine packaging to the meticulous instructions. It’s tricky in places, especially fitting that concave facing to curved lining. Looks amazing though, is worth persevering. Continue reading

Shopping! Where to buy fabric in Dublin City Centre

Thought it would be handy to group info like this together in the one place. My grand plan is to do a map showing where everywhere I know is but for now I will make do with a list and a few directions!

North City Centre


Henry St http://www.hickeyfabrics.ie

An oldie but a goodie. Not the most exciting fabric selection in the world but they do have most items you’d be after – zips, all colours of thread, lining, beads etc and also, patterns. From memory they carry Simplicity, New Look, Vogue and either Burda or Butterick… One of them they don’t keep but will order.

Hickeys also carries a lot of bridal fabrics. According to the stats on the blog, a lot of people google “bridal fabrics Dublin” or “where can I buy lace in Dublin” so this is your answer! You can also get bridal fabrics and a variety of lace (in lots of colours) in Roisin Cross Silks in Dun Laoghaire – I’ll put more info in an upcoming fabric shops post.

WM Trimmings

Capel St  http://wmtrimmings.com

I love this place. Continue reading