Käsitöitä ja pukuja -lehti jakoi vuonna 1918 lääkärin neuvoja espanjantaudin hoitamiseen. Juuri itsenäistyneessä Suomessa influenssa lisäsi kaaosta.
A Victorian side-button cycling skirt
I made a Victorian side-button cycling skirt out of linen so that I can ride my bike in style. The skirt pattern is a free pattern by Bikes & Bloomers.
I found this free pattern for cycling bloomers by Bikes & Bloomers and decided to give it a try.
Chatelaine – a Victorian Swiss army knife
Chatelines were a huge fashion accessory during Victorian and Edwardian times. Often they included various sewing tools that were both pretty and practical.
More Finnish 19th-century Käsitöitä magazines added
This is a quick update for all of you who are interested in reading old Finnish sewing magazines for inspiration. I have just added 3 whole years worth of Käsitöitä magazines from the years 1897 to 1899 to my archive here. Those are interesting years as they contain a lot of detailed information on dress construction during the period. In real life, I have been digging through the actual magazines and the sewing patterns that came with them at the National Library. After some lengthy discussion with the National Library staff, I have now permission to handle, copy and sort sewing patterns as long as I follow very strict rules…