Making Regency/Empire underthings and a bonnet
I am building my Regency/Empire outfit. Now I have finished my stays, a bodiced petticoat and a bonnet. Only my gown is still missing.
My daughter’s Empire outfit
I made my daughter a Regency or Empire style outfit: a dress, a bonnet (a free pattern included!), bloomers and slippers. Read how it all came together.
I made real shoes with lasts!
I am super excited that I have finally learned how to make proper shoes at home and I can’t wait to make more of them! I acquired the lasts on last Friday and it took about one day to make this first pair of proper ballet flats. As you may know, I have made some ballet flats before without lasts but I now wanted to learn the basic shoemaking methods to make flats with hardened toe and heel that you can find in the shops. I guess my enthusiasm showed through my first shoemaking endeavours since a real shoemaker, Satu Puustinen of Satupuu, offered to help me. She got me…
A romantic nightie Butterick B6938
I made a romantic lace-decorated white nightgown using Butterick B6838 pattern. Read my review of this lovely vintage style pattern.
Making regency shoes – a little experiment in refashion
I made a pair of regency shoes out of a pair of modern pumps I found second hand. Just a little of taffeta fabric, glue, bow and nailpolish(!) was needed.
Hyvää äitienpäivää – Happy Mother’s day
Hyvää äitienpäivää kaikille äideille! Oma äitienpäivälahjani oli tämä ristipistoin kirjailtu pikkupyyhe. Happy Mother's day. My gift for mum was this towel.
Ironing board covers for Ommel festival
Tutorial on how to make a ironing board cover and chatting about the upcoming Ommel festival.
Hand-sewn Victorian chemise
I made a real Victorian linen chemise by hand using the pattern from the book Manual for Needlework and cutting out. My first completely hand-sewn garment!