Sewing

Tilly and the Buttons ‘Clemence’ Skirt

As I'm currently working my way through Tilly Walnes's book Love at First Stitch,  for my latest project I made the Clemence skirt, a basic dirndl style that's super easy to make. In the book, Tilly includes instruction on how to make your own pattern for it (this isn't as hard as it sounds as it's… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons ‘Clemence’ Skirt

Books

‘Veronica’ by Nicholas Christopher

Veronica is told from the perspective of Leo, who is suddenly thrust into a world of magic and time travel after a chance encounter on the snowy streets of Manhattan. The opening few chapters of Veronica were some of the best I've read in ages, totally unlike anything I've read before. Everything was described in crystal clear detail,… Continue reading ‘Veronica’ by Nicholas Christopher

Sewing

Tilly and the Buttons ‘Megan’ Dress

For my latest garment I made the Megan dress from the book Love at First Stitch by Tilly Walnes. I think it's fantastic that she gets the reader making a proper dress so early on; most beginners' sewing books have heaps of dull projects at the start, which can be really frustrating! I actually made this quite a… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons ‘Megan’ Dress

Books

‘South of the Border, West of the Sun’ by Haruki Murakami

I haven't read a Murakami novel in a long time (well, actually it's only been a few months, but for me that's ages) and the relief that washed over me when I started reading this was overwhelming. Returning to his controlled yet eloquent style felt like putting on a well-worn pair of shoes. South of… Continue reading ‘South of the Border, West of the Sun’ by Haruki Murakami