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.
Hyvää äitienpäivää kaikille äideille! Oma äitienpäivälahjani oli tämä ristipistoin kirjailtu pikkupyyhe. Happy Mother's day. My gift for mum was this towel.
Tutorial on how to make a ironing board cover and chatting about the upcoming Ommel festival.
I made a real Victorian linen chemise by hand using the pattern from the book Manual for Needlework and cutting out. My first completely hand-sewn garment!
I continued my shoemaking adventures and made a pair of ballet flats with real rubber soles. Read about what worked and what I still want to improve.
Kuura is a free pdf pattern for a sleeveless vest meant for stretchy merino wool knit. Lace edgings and a ribbon bow add a bit femininity to this useful garment.
Otin osaa Eurokankaan ja Burdan sponsoroimaan viskoosihaasteeseen ja ompelin tällaisen kesäisen hameen.
I made my first pair of indoor ballet flats using the pattern from Living DIY Style. I used the lovely floral fabric from Nuppu Print Company.