I made a Victorian corset using a pattern from the Symington collection. This is one of my most complicated makes but a successfull one! We also visited Turku castle and got to see some extant garments from the 19th century and earlier.
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.
I made matching t-shirts for my son and my husband. Also a lot of chat about our recent road trip to Lappland, featuring reindeer!
I sewed and tested an Edwardian bathing costume and made a video out of it.
I made an Edwardian outfit with a skirt and a matching bolero jackeet out of blue linen for the summer.
I made this jacket using an original 1901 summer jacket pattern from the June issue of the Finnish Käsitöitä magazine that I found at the National Library.
I re-upholstered an old press buck base. With sawdust and wool filling and a new velveteen cover it now looks like new!
I made a chemise following drafting instructions from a Finnish 1892 book called Tyttöjen käsitöiden johtamisen ohjeita kansakouluja varten.
I made turn of the 20th century drawers using a Finnish pattern from 1892. For sewing, I used my hand-crank Singer 12 from the year 1877.
I made quilted potholders using a technique my grandmother taught me when I was a child. I also made a matching oven mitt to go with them.