Behold, my first foray into the world of indie patterns, the Moss Skirt from Grainline Studio.
I came across this great blog post by Corrinea about a self-draft bias cut skirt and decided to try it with one of my London fabrics. She’s titled her post “Don’t be afraid of the bias skirt!”. I glanced over it and was impressed with the simple, clear instructions. This project followed hot on the heels of the cardy wrap copy (post to follow) and I was enjoying my off-piste adventures. Continue reading
It is with a heavy heart I introduce you to the failed (for now at least, and perhaps FOREVER) triangle print dress:
I’ve had the happy fortune to find myself in London a couple of times recently. Top priority of course – checking out fabric shops. Continue reading
Yes, I’m buying a lot more fabric than I’m turning into clothes these days!
I was in London a few weeks ago. My friend Mary has kindly decided to live very close indeed to cheap fabric mecca Goldhawk Road so I have a mosey nearly every time I’m over.
Sinead suggested I add a better background to enhance my patented First Day of School pose so here I am standing beside her Vespa in balmy January in Dublin. Continue reading
With the other quarter-made wool dress still languishing in a drawer, I’ve embarked on a new project. (That’s the trouble with a tricky pattern. It’s easy to tire of it, with the endpoint seeming so far away, and look around for a quick win elsewhere.) Continue reading
I love tweed so I went in search of it at the RDS Stitching and Craft Fair. As Aoife said, we liked one of Magee’s Full Bundles range so bought one between us. At a half a metre per piece, they’re each just enough for a short skirt. Here’s my choice.
The red vintage wool dress was proving more work than I had anticipated (there’s a surprise), so I decided to divert to the pink tweed for a quick win. Continue reading