About me

Lekala pattern #4279 viscose dress.

My name is Katja and you are warmly welcome to visit my blog!

Let me tell you a bit about myself. I am 35 years old and I live in Finland. I have a husband and two kids, my son K, who is 10 and my daughter S, who is 7. My family is my inspiration and my biggest joy in my life. I love sewing and crafting and I make things not only for myself but also for my family and friends.

Sewing and making things with my hands has always been something that I love. Creating beautiful things is my passion whether it is a new dress for me or a reupholstered armchair at our living room. Crafting takes away my stress and allows me to forget everything else but the project I am concentrating on. I also like the way I can express my personality and my likes through my makes. I don’t have to be frustrated if I cannot find the right dress on the high street when I can make the dress of my dreams with only a few hours.

A while ago I decided to sew myself a whole handmade wardrobe. This is a challenge for me and forces me to learn new techniques as I progress. My last big project was a trench coat that included a lot of classic tailoring techniques. My next goal is to learn to make a classic tailored blazer and to perfect my trouser fitting techniques.


  1. barbaralcooper

    Your handmade wardrobe is beautiful! You are such a talented sewer!

    02 . Oct . 2017
  2. kk

    Thank you!

    05 . Oct . 2017
  3. Indera

    Hi Katja,
    How did you decide what garment to start with when you started your own handmade wardrobe?

    This is something I would love to do. My idea is to move towards minimal clothing.


    02 . Oct . 2018

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