Dressing up for the 17th century, 1600-luvun vaatteissa.

Here's my son and his girlfriend posing in their 17th century re-enactment gear 🙂 Both have hand sewn their outfits themselves, out of wool and linen cloth with unbleached linen thread and using the patterns and methods of that era. The coif or cap and my son's cuffs and collar are my contribution. (See reference… Continue reading Dressing up for the 17th century, 1600-luvun vaatteissa.

Embroidered purse, koruommeltu pikkukaukku

This is a purse I sent to a dear friend for a birthday present after she moved back to her home country. The frame is a little battered (sorry C!) since I didn´t have the right tools at the country.  I used some left over mauve linen and chose some embroidery cotton that would make… Continue reading Embroidered purse, koruommeltu pikkukaukku

Dyeing underwear, alusasujen värjäämistä

I've been continuing my bra making experiments and have perfected my pattern based on the Harriet bra of Cloth Habit. Amy of Cloth Habit has also experimented with dyes for her underwear. Inspired by her I did some research and found a dye - iDye Poly - that can be used for the synthetic fabrics… Continue reading Dyeing underwear, alusasujen värjäämistä

An upholstery job, nojatuolin verhoilua

This was easier than I had expected! Our old armchairs had served well but were looking a bit dreary. I found this velvet upholstery fabric that suited our colours and decided to give it a go. * Vanhojen kauhtuneiden nojatuolien verhoileminen onnistui mainiosti ja oli loppujen lopuksi helpompaa kuin kuvittelin. Väreihimme sopivan kankaan löysin Eurokankaan… Continue reading An upholstery job, nojatuolin verhoilua

Bralette, kevyet rintaliivit

This sporty but feminine bralette was quick to sew and easy to fit. The free pattern by Madalynne Intimates is called Barrett and comes with complete and comprehensive sewing instructions. Madalynne has a wonderful site all about lingerie. * Kevyet bralette liivit valmistuivat parissa tunnissa. Kauniin ja ilmaisen kaavan löysin Madalynne Intimates sivustolta. Malli on… Continue reading Bralette, kevyet rintaliivit

The many details of a wedding dress, hääpuvun monet koukerot

We had a lovely wedding in the family last weekend and I had the honour of making the wedding dress for my daughter-in-law 😀 We started planning it in march and went shopping for materials. The lace is a cotton guipure and the top layer of the hem a silk chiffon. V-neck at the back… Continue reading The many details of a wedding dress, hääpuvun monet koukerot

Quick knitwear sundress, hellemekko trikoosta

We're in the middle of a freaky heatwave as are so many corners of the world. So this sundress using an old nighty for a pattern was just the thing while waiting for some bra supplies to arrive. * Hellevaatteille on tänä kesänä ollut käyttöä! Odotellessani tilaamieni alusvaatetarvikkeiden saapumista ja kesän suurprojektin eli hääpuvun ompelun välipalana… Continue reading Quick knitwear sundress, hellemekko trikoosta

Sewing underwear, rintaliivien ompelua

I've been working on this fun project for some time! It took many trials and errors but I finally finished my first bra. I will use this pattern to sew many more. Maybe with some handmade lace? 🙂 * Monien yritysten ja mallikappaleiden jälkeen sain vihdoinkin valmiiksi ensimmäiset itse ompelemani rintaliivit. Näitä taitaa alkaa syntyä… Continue reading Sewing underwear, rintaliivien ompelua

Barbie clothes, Barbin vaatteita

My interest in sewing started with making Barbie doll clothes. I made literally hundreds of them, for myself , my sister, cousins, later for my daughter and all our goddaughters. Long dresses were my passion, and I took inspiration from old films with historic costumes. * Innostukseni ompelemiseen alkoi Barbin vaatteista. Malleja ja inspiraatioita hain… Continue reading Barbie clothes, Barbin vaatteita

Umbrella to shopping bag, sateenvarjosta ostoskassiksi

A lightweight shopping bag made from the fabric of a broken umbrella. Roll it up into a tiny parcel and it won't take much room in your handbag. Now where is that umbrella I bought from the Van Gogh Museum? Not thrown away I hope! * Kevyt ja pieneen tilaan kääriytyvä ostoskassi valmistui nopeasti rikkinäisen… Continue reading Umbrella to shopping bag, sateenvarjosta ostoskassiksi