My friend Jenna gave me some of her old patterns and this Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top was among those. I have wanted to make this top for a while since I love the ruched sleeves. I found this very nice and drapey viscose jersey fabric from the remnant bin and it was just perfect for this project. Previously, I have had problems with sizing what comes to the jersey tops. The cotton tops often become too small and the viscose ones too big. This is, of course, due to the fact that the viscose jersey stretches a lot more than a cotton jersey. This time I was determined…
As a quick sewing project I made a travel high chair out of fabric for my 1-year-old nephew who was visiting us during the Mid-Summer.
I made a cute little sundress out of orange-patterned fabric by Elvelyckan. The Suuri Käsityö 7/2015 magazine had instructions to draft this dress.
I decided to draft my own pattern for a boys teeshirt that would fit my son. My son then got to choose the jersey prints and got two unique teeshirts.
I made a pair of red leather ballet flats with die cut decoration. This is my first ever leather shoemaking project and a successful one!
I am building my Regency/Empire outfit. Now I have finished my stays, a bodiced petticoat and a bonnet. Only my gown is still missing.
I made my daughter a Regency or Empire style outfit: a dress, a bonnet (a free pattern included!), bloomers and slippers. Read how it all came together.
I am super excited that I have finally learned how to make proper shoes at home and I can’t wait to make more of them! I acquired the lasts on last Friday and it took about one day to make this first pair of proper ballet flats. As you may know, I have made some ballet flats before without lasts but I now wanted to learn the basic shoemaking methods to make flats with hardened toe and heel that you can find in the shops. I guess my enthusiasm showed through my first shoemaking endeavours since a real shoemaker, Satu Puustinen of Satupuu, offered to help me. She got me…
I made a romantic lace-decorated white nightgown using Butterick B6838 pattern. Read my review of this lovely vintage style pattern.
I made a pair of regency shoes out of a pair of modern pumps I found second hand. Just a little of taffeta fabric, glue, bow and nailpolish(!) was needed.