Kokkola shirt
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Kokkola costume, part 3: The 18th-century shirt

As I had to replace the worn-out shirt of my national costume from Kokkola, I decided to make it more historically accurate. That meant making the shirt much longer and using real buttons and thread loops. And of course, I sewed the whole thing by hand. Here is my video of the whole process:

Here is the finished shirt:

The finished shirt of my Kokkola national costume.

I was planning to make a proper hat or cap for this Kokkola costume but that requires some things (like a spesific type of a hat block) that I don’t have. Thus, I need to go to a course. For that, I will have to wait until this covid situation gets better.

The previous parts of this series can be found here:

Part 1: Restoring an old Finnish national costume from Kokkola, part 1

Part 2: Kokkola costume, part 2: An apron with drawn thread embroidery

I hope you liked the video. See you soon!


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