Ompelijoiden oma festivaali Ommel 2018.
Oletko jo kuullut, mitä Espoon Opinmäessä tapahtuu 8.-10.6.2018? Ommel 2018 yhdistää kangas- tarvikemarkkinat, ompeluaiheisen ohjelman ja ompeluharrastajat saman katon alle. Ja mikä parasta: tapahtumaan on vapaa pääsy!
Shirred dress in yellow
Some time ago S found a necklace at a local flea market and bought it. She showed me the picture of a brown haired girl on the pendant and she wanted a similar dress that was on the girl. I thought this gave me a perfect opportunity to practice my skills and make a shirred dress. This mustard yellow jersey knit has been in my stash for quite some time and the colour matched exactly. I, however, wanted something practical that S could wear over the summer. As I had learned how to shirr early this spring I decided to make a shirred dress with tied straps and a frilly hem.…
My first bra: Pin-up Girls Amanda
After gathering materials all over the globe and taking Craftsy courses on bra making I have finally finished my first ever bra. I used Pin-up Girls Amanda pattern to make a pink seamless t-shirt bra. I found the whole process of bra making super fun and the finished bra looks professionally made.
1940s tea dress by Sew Over It
I got this fabric from Artenio at the same time with the mustard yellow one for this Amelia dress. It took me quite some time to decide on the pattern. I did not have a lot of fabric so many dresses with their circle skirts were unfortunately out of question. Finally, I decided to make the 1940s tea dress by Sew Over It.
Ottobre Marley shorts for my son
I made another pair of Ottobre Marley shorts for my son who seems to have outgrown all his old pairs. This time I added more pockets and bright coloured topstitching.
Bra supplies for the lingerie sewing newbie
Making my own bra has been something I have wanted to do for ages. I have done lots of research on where to get lingerie supplies and patterns and here I share what I have found.
Simplicity 3688: 1940s skirt
I tested the Simplicity 3688 1940s skirt pattern. This was an easy make and I love the outcome. The skirt looks nice when combined with the Sew Over It Pussy Bow Blouse that I have also made.
Goldfish circus costume
I was inspired by my daughters spring circus performance theme, "Underwater animals", to create her an unique gold fish circus costume. For once I could let my imagination run wild and this is what I came up with!
Plissé technique at home – Kankaan pliseeraus kotona
I taught myself how to make beautiful plissé fabric at home. It's not an easy process but you don't need any special equipment more complicated than an ordinary domestic steaming iron. What you need is patience but the results can be breathtaking!
Book review: The Secrets of Sewing Lingerie
I bought the wonderful book, The Secrets of Sewing Lingerie by Katherine Sheers and Laura Stanford and tested the first recommended project, Pretty as a Picnic cotton mini. These knickers out of cotton lawn were very fast to make and fit nicely.