The last part of my Karelian dress project is the heavily pleated sarafan dress made out of red printed cotton. Now the costume is finished!
My Karelian costume needed some period accessories, so I made a pocket, an apron and a linen cap. I also got some silk scarves.
I learned how to weave with a backstrap rigid heddle to make traditional belts for my Karelian folk costume.
I am learning about the dress of my ancestors and making a traditional Karelian outfit. The first layer is called a "rätsinä" shirt.