• My projects,  Sewing

    A pink unicorn stick horse

    S loves unicorns so I wanted to use some cotton remnants to make her a stick unicorn after I found an old unused broomstick. I went through Pinterest to find ideas but finally settled in a pattern published in Finnish magazine Kodin kuvalehti website. (If you are interested in the pattern, just go to the website to download the pdf keppihevosenkaava.pdf.) I had to shorten the neck from the pattern since the longer neck looked really heavy. I made the horn pattern myself. I added some fun foam inside it to give some support in addition to the polyester stuffing. I hand-sewed the eyes and nostrils in place. I made the mane by…

  • Diana blouse by In House Patterns with a self-drafted skirt.
    My projects,  Sewing

    A skirt, a blouse and skeletons

    My new favourite blouse is white Diana by In House Patterns. This is actually the second time I’m using the same pattern. I used white drapey viscose remnant which suited nicely for the blouse. The only change I made was that I left out the button in the collar and replaced it with an invisible sew-on snap. I also made the pleated skirt in the pictures. This time I did not use any pattern. I just fitted the waist and pleated the fabric evenly to it. The fabric is a nice stretch cotton satin remnant that costed next to nothing. We took the pictures at the Finnish Museum of Natural History.…

  • My projects,  Sewing

    Summer dress in vintage style

    I am sorry, I’ve been absent from my blog. I have been too busy sewing, crafting and repairing stuff that I’ve had no time for my poor blog. However, today I got so great pictures from my most recent creation that I couldn’t wait to post them! So here is my new dress. The vintage style pattern is from Finnish magazine Suuri Käsityö (4/2013). The dress has a nice 1940s style with a shawl collar and a side zipper. The fabric is probably 100 % viscose, if my fingers are correct. I found it in the fabric remnants section of the local fabric store, so it did not have any labels.…