Sunday 10 July 2022

A Year of Projects Update - week 2

 Well it's a good job I haven't posted  progress for 3 weeks as I haven't done a lot this last week!  

However,  prior to this week I had finished one project and nearly finished another - both fairly big projects.

So the finish object for two weeks ago was my hand sewn summer dress.

Here it is  in the wild  in the garden.  I really enjoyed making this, and now am looking for the next one!  It is entirely hand sewn and fully lined.

In my hands is also my next finished object.   All I had to do this week is the finishing  which included knitting the pockets in the round, steering them and sewing them on.  Steering was not a problem  (the top part of the pinafore is also steeked) - I  havd steeked before and I have every confidence in this yarn (John Arbon Textiles Exmoor Zwartbles).  In fact I haven't even reinforced it, I am that confident!

So there she is - Soorik from The Shetland Trader book 3.  It is unblocked, which I will do in the week, but I know I'm going to love it!

Now I should really put some time into my festive sweater KAL, but, as predicted   my head has already been turned by the ripple bralette by Jessie Maed designs and I've cast on already!  I will show you that one next week.

I haven't done much else this week as school is starting to wind down for the holidays, but there is still a lot to do. 

I hope everyone has a great week. 


  1. The dress looks comfy for summer. Soorik is fabulous

  2. Wow it looks amazing, I love this. Enjoy your holidays, Liz

  3. Your dress is a keeper. I can't imagine hand sewing the whole dress! Your Soorik is amazing!!

  4. I love your dress. It is so pretty and summery! Great fabric. Also, that fair isle jumper is a beaut! I hope you will post a modeled pic. I look forward to seeing your bralette. I keep thinking about them but haven’t committed yet.

  5. I love the material you chose for the dress....truly summery. The soorik is stunning. I bet you make more than one of those! The fact that you sewed AND lines your dress all by hand is amazing. You are very talented! Have a great last week of school.

  6. WOW, those are two big finishes! Both are tremendously beautiful.
    If I recall correctly, you have a cardigan/sweater that matches some of the flowers in the dress? Extending your wear season earlier in to spring.