The fabric company Mereen opened a new shop in Helsinki and I visited the opening party. I couldn't leave without new, lovely fabric.
I spend almost the whole day with my parents browsing the booths at the Finnish Craft & Design fair in Tampere which is the biggest crafts fair in Finland.
I have definitely bought wrong fabrics for wrong projects, bought too little or too much or paid too much. So, here is a list of 10 things I have learned.
The Dutch Label Shop had contacted me a while ago and offered some labels for me to test and I jumped to say "Yes!". This is what I got with the voucher they gave me.
The warm autumn colours suit particularly well with my skin tone so I'll end up stashing a lot of fabric for the following seasons. Join with me to go through my stash and plan some autumn projects!
During my second day at Ommel 2018, I met so many amazing and creative people. I saw people learning new skills and show their makes and learned something new at the same time. And as you might have expected, I bought some more fabric!
I am tired but happy after my first day at Ommel 2018 festival. Ommel is a festival just for sewists here in Espoo. There are fabric shopping, lectures, courses and workshops and even a LAN party where the sewers can sew up until midnight and then sleep at the site. And what is best: the admission is completely free!
Helsinki offers a great selection of fabric shops and haberdasheries for a sewing enthusiast like me. As a local, I know the places for bargains and where to find the most gorgeous (and expensive!) couture silks for those once in a lifetime occasions. So if you are planning a trip to the capital of Finland, check out this list of places to shop.
Making my own bra has been something I have wanted to do for ages. I have done lots of research on where to get lingerie supplies and patterns and here I share what I have found.
I, Katja Kuitunen of withmyhandsdream.com and @katja.kuitunen, sign up as a participant in Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to wear a me-made top and a bottom or a dress everyday for the month of May. I will also try to create two whole outfits (top+bottom) and make one set of underwear for myself.