Summer for Barbie, Barbin kesä

This summery post has been in the making for a long time. I finished Barbie's dress a couple of years ago after purchasing a set of 50's patterns but I couldn't portray her without shoes, a sun hat, a shawl...  and since I'm into making underwear - Barbie needed some too. The classic 50's style… Continue reading Summer for Barbie, Barbin kesä

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

Personalized linen, yksilöidyt laudeliinat

Here are some little crocheted motifs to mark linen towels with. We use these as seat covers for the sauna, so it was an appropriate gift to take to our friends' summer cottage 🙂 * Kesätuliaisiksi ystäville vietiin pienillä virkatuilla kuvioilla koristellut pellavaiset laudeliinat. The oak leaf is a design I found on Charlotta's crohet… Continue reading Personalized linen, yksilöidyt laudeliinat

Sewing a tablecloth, pöytäliinan ompelua

Tablecloths are easy to sew - when you have the right size fabric! This time the table was so wide that with normal fabric the sides would not have dropped down properly over the edge. Two solutions: sewing one seam along the middle or adding pieces onto the sides, both of which mean buying twice… Continue reading Sewing a tablecloth, pöytäliinan ompelua