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named-clothing-kielo-wrap-dress
Patternreview, Sewing

Named Clothing Kielo wrap dress

I knew that Kielo is a very popular pattern but would it work for me? I decided to find out! I bought the pattern and then went around the booths until I found a nice organic jersey for it at Nuppu print company with a beautiful print designed by Satu…

1950s-dress-mccalls-m7748
Patternreview, Sewing

1950s dress McCall’s M7748

I made a gorgeous McCall’s M7748 dress to wear for my cousin’s wedding. This pattern is from the Archive collection and approximately from the year 1957. This dress took me several days to make but I can say that taking the time really pays off with this dress…

suuri-kasityo-5-2018-mekkohaalari-dress-romper
In English, Patternreview, Sewing, Suomeksi

Suuri Käsityö 5/2018 Mekkohaalari – Dress romper

Harvoin käsityölehteä lukiessa tulee niin inspiroitunut olo, että kaava on piirrettävä ja ommeltava heti. Tämä Suuri Käsityö 5/2018 Mekkohaalari teki kuitenkin poikkeuksen, sillä toukokuussa alkaneet helteet aiheuttivat meillä kotona akuutin kesävaatepulan. Liikunnalliselle nuorelle neidille mekko-shortsihaalariyhdistelmä on yliveto…

my-first-bra-pin-up-girls-amanda
Patternreview, Sewing

My first bra: Pin-up Girls Amanda

After gathering materials all over the globe and taking Craftsy courses on bra making I have finally finished my first ever bra. I used Pin-up Girls Amanda pattern to make a pink seamless t-shirt bra. I found the whole process of bra making super fun and the finished…

1940s-tea-dress-by-sew-over-it
Patternreview, Sewing

1940s tea dress by Sew Over It

I got this fabric from Artenio at the same time with the mustard yellow one for this Amelia dress. It took me quite some time to decide on the pattern. I did not have a lot of fabric so many dresses with their circle skirts were unfortunately out of question…

1930s-dress
Patternreview, Sewing

1930s dress

I love vintage styles and this time I tested the vintage 1930s dress pattern that is originally by McCall’s pattern company. This being not my first vintage pattern I knew to expect compact instructions that left most of the technical details out…

butterick-b6563-blouse-by-gertie
Patternreview, Sewing

Butterick B6563 blouse by Gertie

I tested the new Butterick B6563 blouse by Gertie. This is a vintage inspired semi-fitted summer blouse with different sleeve and collar options and a bow tie. I like my finished blouse very much and I can recommend this pattern for other sewists, too. However, I recommend checking the…

elise-blouse-by-rosie-and-me
Patternreview, Sewing

Elise blouse by Rosie and Me

My blouse sewing continues with the Elise blouse by Rosie and Me. This is a new pattern company for me, although I have been eyeing this blouse for a while. This pattern has cap sleeve and 3/4 sleeve options, French darts at the sides and a nice shawl collar…

ottobre-design-woman-2-2018-10-norma-blouse
Patternreview, Sewing

Ottobre design woman 2/2018 10. Norma blouse

I made the 1940s inspired summer blouse using the Norma blouse pattern from Ottobre design woman 2/2018 magazine. This is an easy to sew pattern with vintage-like details like gathers at the shoulders and a notched collar. Read my review…

sparkly-cat-tunic-using-ottobre-1-2015-23-peplum
Patternreview, Sewing

Sparkly cat tunic using Ottobre 1/2015 23. Peplum

Reversible sequin patches are in among little girls these days. We went hunting for nice tops among the high street shops but couldn’t find anything in S’s size. So I promised to make her some myself. The Ottobre 1/2015 23. Peplum was a good pattern to use…

violette-field-threads-hazel-pinafore
Patternreview, Sewing

Violette Field Threads Hazel pinafore

I made my daughter S and her friend E matching Hazel pinafores using the pattern by Violette Field Threads. This is a skirt pattern with lots of options to add a pinafore, an apron or different decorations in the form of ruffles and bows…

orageuse-prague-blouse
Patternreview, Sewing

Prague blouse by Orageuse

I tested the newest pattern from the French sewing company Orageuse. This long-sleeved loose-fitted blouse pattern has a turtleneck collar with buttons in the back and an optional deep v-neck opening in front. I made my version out of floral polyester satin…

i-am-orion-blouse-with-a-hack
Patternreview, Sewing

I am Orion blouse with a hack

I made the I am Orion blouse that is a loose fitted top with a Peter Pan collar. I really liked the pattern but wanted to make sure that my white collar stayed white. So instead of sewing the collar on my blouse I made an old fashioned dickey that…

winter-street-dress
Patternreview, Sewing

Winter street dress

Somebody pointed out the Winter Street Dress pattern for me when I was compiling my list of pattern companies. I was vaguely aware of the fact that PatternReview.com had some exclusive patterns but I had never tried any of them. This dress was something I have been looking for…