Sunday, 11 August 2013

way out west

I made a trip to the west of Ireland last week, and happened upon a new Irish company Irish Handmade Buttons in Joyce's Craft Shop ("One of the best craftshops in Ireland" says the sign) in Recess in the heart of Connemara. 

They are handmade by Kathleen Davies in her workshop in Connemara. I think she's looking for likes on Facebook, where you can also see her ceramic jewellery and wind chimes, if you are so inclined! 

I also found this vintage pattern in a little shop in Clifden. 

What is going on with the model's hair??? Mental.

Also(*thinks outloud*) I started thinking that maybe it's just an inferior version of a Hawthorn and maybe I'd prefer to make Hawthorn with its darts and pretty collar. Hmm ... To Be Decided. 

But, either way, a shirtdress will be manufactured and seeing all Hawthorns online made me think about shirtdress fabric. I think shirtdresses are cool - for me to avoid the housecoat or nurse look, I'm thinking above the knee and a punchy print are in order. 

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