I bought a pair of sneaker soles already a year ago. I had all that fine folk wool fabric I had spent months weaving and I wanted to use the scraps to make something fun and different – so sneakers! How hard could it be to make a pair? I had seen people make sneakers in Great British Sewing Bee and it didn’t look difficult. About the materials and patterns I bought my sneaker soles from magic4kids on Etsy which specialises in making patterns for crocheted footwear. These soles have both the rubber outer sole and the soft inner sole, so you only need to add the fabric parts. I…
I sewed the Helmi blouse from the Tauko magazine (no 3). Made out of cotton sateen from Nuppu print company, it makes a nice autumn blouse.
I made an Edwardian-inspired summer dress out of linen using the Sedavi pattern by Pauline Alice. I also added some embroidery.
In order to prevent aches and pains, you need an emboroidery stand. I have two that I use for my projects.
I made an 1860s elliptical crinoline dress inspired by the painting Women in the Garden by French artist Claude Monet.
I made an elliptical crinoline from a Truly Victorian pattern.
My daughter and me collaborated to make this lovely 1850s dress and a talma cape. She made the skirt and I made the bodice and the cape.
I turned some old Ikea duvet covers into a Victorian 1898 tennis costume using an original pattern from La Mode Illustrée.
I decided to take a little break from historical sewing and make some new sets of bras and panties for myself.
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!