My Finnish folk costume progresses: I turned my hand-woven fabric into a folk skirt from Askola, Finland.
Lingerie dresses are those pretty frilly dresses that make the iconic Edwardian look with their lace inserts and pale colours. However, they first appeared in the 1890s. For a long time, I have wanted to make my own but sourcing that much lace was a problem. This kind of dress…
I spent 2 months weaving myself fabrics for my folk skirt and vest. I was slow but I learned a lot in the process.
My book review of the new Finnish sewing book Helmat and the Adele dress I chose to make using a pattern from the book.
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.