Le Weekend

This weekend has had a little bit of everything. We’ve spent it in Galway. It was really good to get away for a few days. There has been some practice, some running, lots of tea-drinking, idle chat and a lot of snoozing. Yesterday I made the best of the good weather and had a browse […]

Something of a failure

I think it’s fair to say that, with regard to sewing, I’ve had a good run of late. Sure, I’ve had a few blips but almost everything I’ve made in the last year, I wear regularly. Not this one. It’s the alternative view of the here – and wear it loads. I got some denim […]

Red blouse

So remember the polka dot pockets in the shorts I posted about this week? Well, they came about because of another project. Back in early February, I came across the red polka dot cotton in Murphy Sheehy’s and, really, I had a bit of a moment. This is the same pattern as my last dotty […]


Here’s a skirt that I finished up quite a while ago. Pattern: Ginger by Colette Patterns. This was the first paid-for pattern of Colette’s that I used (I made the Sorbetto before but it’s a free pattern). It’s marked as a Beginner pattern and it is definitely a good choice for a first fitted skirt. […]


Apologies for the dead air, readers. This time of year is when I make the money that gets me through to September and, I’m thankful to say, a lot of my depressed CV-sending in December has paid off. Today I am working to shake off a cold and trying to rest whilst still being productive… […]