Making an early 19th-century Karelian dress, part 2: Weaving the belt
I learned how to weave with a backstrap rigid heddle to make traditional belts for my Karelian folk costume.
Edwardian accessories: a parasol and a hat
I took an old umbrella and turned it into an Edwardian style silk parasol. I also transformed a modern paper straw hat into an Edwardian style hat.
A boater hat and hatpins
I made a cute turn-of-the-20th-century style boater hat in Anne of the Green Gables style. I also made matching hatpins out of old knitting needles.
Making buckram at home
I made buckram at home or my millinery projects! You only need linen, water and little something from a grocery store! The whole process was super simple!
Trying out hatmaking in Edwardian style
Inspired by a hatmaking video by Angela Clayton, I decided to try on hatmaking! With no experience and no proper materials, I made my first hat.
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…
A little crocheted marmot
I found the pattern for this wonderful little marmot from Ravelry. My son loves marmots and this was a perfect gift for him. I had some scraps of yarn already in my possession, so I started crocheting this on Christmas day when I was visiting my parents. This was a great little holiday project!
Your Unique Dressform and why you should make your own
The dressforms that you can never replicate our unique bodies, so why not make your own at home? My little ebook "Your Unique Dressform" shows you how,
Winter is here
This morning we woke up and the ground was white. I can hardly believe that we have snow at the beginning of November! Anyway, it was a perfect photo opportunity so I dressed up in my Victorian-inspired costume and headed outside. I threw on my Girasole shawl I knitted 10 years ago and it kept me warm. I have been wearing this Truly Victorian 1898 walking skirt a lot this autumn. It is super warm and comfortable and I love the long skirt swishing behind me. A few weeks ago I added a dark grey braid to protect the edge of the hem from wear. I realised that the Gertie…
Ironing board cart for your sewing room
This easy Ikea hack of mine combines the Ikea Råskog cart with the Ikea Jäll ironing board to make a movable small ironing cart with storage space.