I have started a huge undertaking to create the Finnish national costume from Askola that requires me to learn many new skills.
I made my daughter the Sedavi dress by Pauline Alice but turned this summer dress into a winter dress with long sleeves.
The last part of my Finnish Iron Age costume is the peplos dress. It took me 6 months to construct the whole thing. Now it comes together!
I made a metal spiral decorated Iron Age Finnish woman's apron for my Iron Age Finnish costume I'm slowly constructing.
I sewed an Iron Age dress that a Finnish woman would have worn under her peplos and apron. This dress works also for the Medieval era.
I designed a stripy folk fabric and Susanna, the owner of Kultavilla the weaving mill wove it. Now I have the folk skirt of my dreams!
Sometimes even a rushed project with all the ingredients for disaster succeeds and the result is a beautiful silk party dress.
I made a Finnish folk-style pocket out of fabric scraps using motifs and stitches common in Finnish folk-costumes.
I made an Edwardian evening gown in a day to join a turn-of-the-century manor house weekend.
I made the Saraste dress from the book Breaking the pattern for my mother from the lovely Atelier Brunette viscose.