• Affiliates,  Shopping

    Me Made May ’18

    I, Katja Kuitunen of withmyhandsdream.com and @katja.kuitunen, sign up as a participant in Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a me-made top and a bottom or a dress everyday for the month of May. I will also try to create two whole outfits (top+bottom) and make one set of underwear for myself.

  • Hazel skirt small.
    My projects,  Sewing

    Hazel skirt

    This was a one quick project for my daughter. I found a small remnant piece of this lovely bright floral cotton and I immediately saw it as a spring skirt. I had the lovely Hazel skirt pattern that I used to make pinafores for my daughter and her friend. This time I decided to make just a skirt version. It did not take more than an hour to finish this make after the kids had gone to bed for the night! All the patterns were rectangles so they were quick to cut and sew together. Some gathering at the waist, an elastic band, a little topstitching to keep the elastic…

  • 1930s dress
    My projects,  Patternreview,  Sewing

    1930s dress

    I love vintage styles and this time I tested the vintage 1930s dress pattern that is originally by McCall's pattern company. This being not my first vintage pattern I knew to expect compact instructions that left most of the technical details out.

  • Butterick B6563 blouse by Gertie.
    My projects,  Patternreview,  Sewing

    Butterick B6563 blouse by Gertie

    I tested the new Butterick B6563 blouse by Gertie. This is a vintage inspired semi-fitted summer blouse with different sleeve and collar options and a bow tie. I like my finished blouse very much and I can recommend this pattern for other sewists, too. However, I recommend checking the size before you begin.