Saraste dress for my mother
I made the Saraste dress from the book Breaking the pattern for my mother from the lovely Atelier Brunette viscose.
I sewed the Edwardian Blouse by Black Snail Patterns
I made the Edwardian blouse of the Black Snail Patterns with lots of pintucks and lace using thrifted curtains as a fabric!
An Edwardian man’s outfit
I made a late-Victorian/Edwardian man’s trousers and a waistcoat.
I made a Victorian silk petticoat out of old curtains!
I turned a pair of thrifted silk curtains into a Victorian silk petticoat. I also dyed my cotton lace to match using common food items.
A made a Victorian-inspired tailored jacket
I made a Victorian-inspired wool tweed jacket based on Marfy #1989 pattern and using real tailoring methods.
Making an early 19th-century Karelian dress, part 1: Shirt “rätsinä”
I am learning about the dress of my ancestors and making a traditional Karelian outfit. The first layer is called a "rätsinä" shirt.
How I made a Victorian Symington corset and greetings from Turku castle
I made a Victorian corset using a pattern from the Symington collection. This is one of my most complicated makes but a successfull one! We also visited Turku castle and got to see some extant garments from the 19th century and earlier.
Blue Edwardian outfit
I made an Edwardian outfit with a skirt and a matching bolero jackeet out of blue linen for the summer.
The making of a tailored 1901 jacket
I made this jacket using an original 1901 summer jacket pattern from the June issue of the Finnish Käsitöitä magazine that I found at the National Library.
When I started knitting this pair of socks in 2011, I didn’t believe that it’d take almost 10 years for me to finish them! (Yes, I rounded up.) However, my shoulders started acting up and my migraines worsened every time I knit, so I had to put this project away. Now and then, I took it out and knit for a while and then headaches forced me to stuff this project back into my closet. Finally, I decided that enough was enough and thus, I finished the last rows and bound them off! This post contains affiliate links. The pattern came from Wendy D. Johnson’s book Socks from the toe…