This summer we went up North, and spend a couple of weeks camping in the Outer Hebrides, mainly in and on the water–open skies, brilliant colours, and eagles soaring above the bay. Well …. … only after our Outwell Montana 6 held its word and survived gale force 10 storms with only some minor bruises!Continue reading “The Outer Hebrides”
I wanted to make a dress, which was like wearing our garden.
The Autumn Dress: Macaron I thought for Halloween I share my favourite autumn dress. The pattern is by Colette called Macaron. The fabric I bought in a small shop in Helensburgh (Scotland) and it is environmentally friendly. Trying to shoot these photos with my camera’s self-timer and some of the results are more hilarious thanContinue reading “One of my favourite patterns”
And that’s it. The stone dress with elephants. Body armour for bad days. Fake Pockets Of course it needed a hood. and bell sleeves Oh yes and sleeve extensions for long arms. Too short? It’s all about details Adding little details brings everything together. It’s not quite straight though. I am using the selvedge detailsContinue reading “The Magic of Stone (2): Hoodie Dress”
It all Began with this Gorgeous Fabric I ordered some and then tried to come up with a design that would work. As I am not yet able to create my own patterns I had to dig a bit deeper than usual and found the Butterick B6242 vintage reprint. Don’t Judge Yourself by a NumberContinue reading “Vintage Magic”
All I wanted was a twirling dress. ‘You are what?’‘I am making a wrap dress.’‘I have tried this once; never ever again.’ Unfortunately when I had this conversation with mum I was already in the middle of the experiment. After all the pattern does look nice. And it is a Simplicity Pattern so what couldContinue reading “Never Ever Again: The Wrap Dress”
Dealing with smelly vintage garment and first time using a NewLook pattern:
Last year my mom send me a huge pile of vintage fabrics, after the first excitement I noticed two problems. One was that they came in varied and non-standard lengths, and the other problem was a very musty old smell that still hung in the cloth even after two washing cycles with disinfectant.