From Sewing Machine to Boudoir: The Magic of Making Your Own Bras and panties at home
I decided to take a little break from historical sewing and make some new sets of bras and panties for myself.
The Secrets of Bobbin lace
To make the laces for my national costume, I needed to learn bobbin lace. I also delved into the history of Finish lacemaking.
A Little Red Riding Hood cloak
An 18th-century cardinal cloak is exactly something that Little Red Riding Hood would wear. So I made myself one and even designed a pattern!
1840s Accessories: Cap, Bonnet, and Mantle
I made myself some warm 1840s winter accessories plus a lace cap that the ladies wore indoors. And then I went to a farmstead museum.
I made an 1840s dress for the holidays
I made myself an 1840s dress with the McCalls pattern number 7988. To make the dress work for the winter I added long sleeves.
Tallukkaat – Finnish homemade winter boots
I made traditional Finnish winter boots called Tallukkaat and decorated them with folk embroidery.
I wove myself a camera strap with a double-slotted heddle
I wove myself a new camera strap using a double-slotted heddle and an old traditional Finnish pattern from Lemi.
An 18th-century jacket
I sewed an 18th-century wool jacket for my daughter for a historical harvest festival held at a real 18th-century farmhouse in Helsinki.
The finished mourning dress
Mourning accessories turn this black Victorian dress into a mourning costume. I made a short cape, a hat and a veil plus some extra things.
A Victorian mourning dress: the bodice
My Victorian mourning costume is progressing and this time I finished the bodice. This was an interesting make with lots of inner structure.