Bra construction, rintaliivien rakentelua

After a long break I've had time to make some bras again. These dark purple ones are made with my favourite pattern, the Harriet bra by Cloth Habit. I've adjusted the cradle and cup a little for a better fit and there are slight differences in their construction which I'll explain below for those who… Continue reading Bra construction, rintaliivien rakentelua

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

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

Dyeing with coffee and blackcurrants, värjäystä kahvilla ja marjamehulla

This year's top fashion colour - rose quarz - seems to have been the theme of my posts just lately. I decided to dye my tatted new earrings from the previous post that colour too to go with my pale pink cardigan. After my experiments of dyeing with avocado skins I've been reading a lot about natural dyes.… Continue reading Dyeing with coffee and blackcurrants, värjäystä kahvilla ja marjamehulla

Shibori flowers, shibori kukkia

My dyeing experiments continue with shibori, which is the name given to a variety of traditional Japanese resist dyeing techniques. This is the same kind of sewing method that I've seen used in Guinea, Africa with indigo dyes (which I'm planning to come back to in a later post..). It took me a while to grasp… Continue reading Shibori flowers, shibori kukkia

Dyeing with avocado, värjäystä avokadon kuorilla

This is really easy and fun! The internet is full of inspiring photos and blog posts about natural dyes and dyeing techniques, see textile artist Ruth Singer's fantastic work for example. In her blog I stumbled across something I had to try straight away: dyeing with avocado! * Pari viikkoa sitten luin tekstiilitaiteilija Ruth Singerin hurmaavaa… Continue reading Dyeing with avocado, värjäystä avokadon kuorilla