Happy lockdown birthday to meeeee! What a strange, strange few weeks it’s been, eh? I’ve not felt like blogging much, but I’ve been doing a fair amount of sewing and I couldn’t let my birthday pass without sharing this year’s birthday garment – a Ruska knot dress from the Named Patterns “Breaking the Pattern” book!

This is my second make from this book after last summer’s Saraste shirtdress, but I’ve got a few more A0 printed and ready to go, too. I love that, even with the physical book, you can still download all the patterns in A0 and A4 if you prefer printing to tracing (you can do this with my book, too, fyi!).

Two weekends ago we were down in Cornwall visiting very good friends at their new house and took a side trip into Truro to get a few things, so I was able to finally visit the lovely Truro Fabrics store in person for the first time! I’ve... [read more]