The winter dark can be deadly, so I thought ways to make my own reflectors. I made these reflective rose brooches that can be pinned to my coat fronts.
I challenged myself to make my friend a well fitting dress that she could wear both at work and at parties. Lekala S4103 was a good starting point.
I made a green silk Diana blouse by In-house patterns. Silk deserved French seams and slip-stitching by hand so that all the raw edges were hidden.
Tämä tunika sai inspiraationsa Hellinin Poniletti-joustocollegesta. This tunic was inspired by the Hellin sweatshirting. Kaava/Pattern: Suuri Käsityö 3/2018.
This jersey fabric by Shalmiak caught my daughter's attention at Ommel 2018 and she begged me to get it for her. It took some time to make the jersey into a dress but now finally my daughter has a dress she fancied.
I found this linen jersey at the factory remnants. There was just enough to make a long sleeved top by combining Tessuti Mandy and SOI Edie top patterns.
I did not even dream of making this V8346 coat without a toile. I may take risks with cheaper garments but this wool was way too expensive for me to skip this crucial step.
My big project for this autumn will be a long and warm winter coat. For a project this size, it is a good idea to start with the planning.
I decided to make a case for my sewing scissors using leather. I have wanted to learn how to sew leather properly by hand. Finally, it wasn't very hard.
I made the Evie top from the new Sew Over It Work to Weekend ebook. I also drafted a pair of jeans using my trusted trouser sloper and an old jeans pattern.