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

Satin evening dress, satiini-iltapuku

The colour scheme of the previous post continues with this forest green satin that we found for a young lady's evening dress. The black lace is sewn onto the bodice slightly asymmetrically and continues to cover the décolletée. * Nuoren neidin iltapukuun löytyi Eurokankaasta paksua ja kauniin metsänvihreää puuvilla-viskoosisatiinia. Miehustaan ommeltiin kiinni mustaa pitsiä joka… Continue reading Satin evening dress, satiini-iltapuku

New curtains, verhojen ompelua

I had to replace the curtains in the changing room of our country sauna after ruining the old ones in the wash. I was going to sew some of my lace edgings onto the old ones, but had to buy some new linen instead. * Saunan pukuhuoneen verhot oli pakko uusia sen jälkeen kun olin… Continue reading New curtains, verhojen ompelua

In the pink, vaaleanpunaista

A dear friend gave me her summery silk dress to renew. The decoltée had sort of enlargened and she asked if I could do something to remedy this. I opened the middle seam and adjusted the front and back a little and then added a tiny bit of lace in the front to keep the… Continue reading In the pink, vaaleanpunaista

Dressmaking, juhlamekkoja

The end of May is the time for graduation parties. Last Saturday was a very special occasion for high school graduates! They officially left school and received their white caps as a symbol of having passed their matriculation exams. My god-daughter asked me to make her a dress for her special day - a task… Continue reading Dressmaking, juhlamekkoja

Tatted lace earrings and bracelet, käpypitsikorvakorut ja -rannerengas

I made this set of lace jewellery for my daughter last autumn to match the evening dress I sewed for her university ball. She´s just had another occasion to wear them at the end of March. The earrings and bracelet are needle tatted, with small seed beads and exactly the same colour gemstone pearls as… Continue reading Tatted lace earrings and bracelet, käpypitsikorvakorut ja -rannerengas