I hand-sewed a Finnish 19th-century folk shirt from Askola. This shirt with it's intricate embroidery took me 2 months to finish!
This Victorian negligée belongs to the collection of Espoo City Museum. It is a wonderful piece with lace, ruffles and pintucks.
My Finnish national costume from Askola has a shirt with special whitework embroidery called "ronkkaus". So, how is it made?
I made a Finnish folk style hand-embroidered French hood for my Askola costume from paper, rye porridge and silk!
I have started a huge undertaking to create the Finnish national costume from Askola that requires me to learn many new skills.
I got to study this mid-1890s dress with huge leg-o-mutton sleeves thanks to Espoo City Museum and its curator Suvi Kettula.
I got to study the yellow silk dress of baroness Elvira Standerskjöld from this 1896 portrait painted by Eero Järnefelt.
I made my daughter the Sedavi dress by Pauline Alice but turned this summer dress into a winter dress with long sleeves.
I got my first floor loom as a birthday present in December and wove a nice check patterned scarf for my first project.
The last part of my Finnish Iron Age costume is the peplos dress. It took me 6 months to construct the whole thing. Now it comes together!