Neckline woes

A series of neckline problems in my last few projects culminated on Sunday with this one. Quite a while ago, I stumbled upon a bridal fabrics sale in Hickey’s and bought a metre each of very fine quality ivory and black silk, as they were marked down from €60/m to €20/m. I thought they would […]

FO: Flowery blouse

I have been having a bad run of it recently where each neckline I have sewn has fought me every step of the way. This was no exception: a blouse I have made countless times but the collar stand refused to adapt. Sometimes these things take a very stern talking to. Apologies, my skirt is […]

FO: Silk Pendrell

The many incarnations of this green silk! I used it to make the ‘portrait blouse’ from Gertie’s book for better sewing, but the style didn’t suit me at all. Luckily, it didn’t use up much fabric at all and I had enough left over to make this. I salvaged the green zip from the previous […]

Biston and a few WIPs

Apologies for the dead air… I was feeling quite under the weather the last week and when I did rallied, I rallied in the direction of my summer to-do list. Anyway, the winners from my last post’s competition were Kimberly and Kim. Congrats! Here’s what I’ve been working on lately. I knit the entire body […]

Bus Strike Competition!

We’ve had a bus strike in Dublin the last few days. It’s been great to see so many extra cyclists on the streets as a result. Now that the strike’s been resolved (for now), here’s a little competition to make you think twice about putting your bike away. I have two bells and matching handlebar […]