To make the laces for my national costume, I needed to learn bobbin lace. I also delved into the history of Finish lacemaking.
An 18th-century cardinal cloak is exactly something that Little Red Riding Hood would wear. So I made myself one and even designed a pattern!
I made myself some warm 1840s winter accessories plus a lace cap that the ladies wore indoors. And then I went to a farmstead museum.
I made myself an 1840s dress with the McCalls pattern number 7988. To make the dress work for the winter I added long sleeves.
I made traditional Finnish winter boots called Tallukkaat and decorated them with folk embroidery.
I wove myself a new camera strap using a double-slotted heddle and an old traditional Finnish pattern from Lemi.
I sewed an 18th-century wool jacket for my daughter for a historical harvest festival held at a real 18th-century farmhouse in Helsinki.
Mourning accessories turn this black Victorian dress into a mourning costume. I made a short cape, a hat and a veil plus some extra things.
My Victorian mourning costume is progressing and this time I finished the bodice. This was an interesting make with lots of inner structure.
This autumn’s big project is the making of a Victorian mourning dress. This will be a series of three or four parts and in the first part, I’ll make the mourning skirt. This dress has been something that I have wanted to make for ages and it works nicely for…