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Sew Over It Penny dress

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Random triangle quilt

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Sewing

Lizzie skirt from Sew Over It

The newest pattern from Sew Over It caught my eye immediately. I was only waiting for a right kind of fabric. Then one day I was going through the discount section in a small fabric shop in Helsinki and found a bit damaged end of roll wool crepe in a…

my-first-zinnia-skirt-and-tiim-blouse
Sewing

My first Zinnia skirt and Tiim blouse

Colette patterns Zinnia is and old pattern but it seems to be loved by a lot of sewists online. I decided to try my version of a lightweight poly-viscose crepe I bought from The Splended Stitch. The colour of the fabric is nice rusty orange and the only drawback…

gertie-dress-with-some-sisu
Sewing

Gertie dress with some sisu

Gertie designed a nice 40s inspired dress for Butterick (B6380) and I wanted to try it since I had a bit similar genuine vintage dress that was lovely but the fabric of which was not very good quality.The floral viscose crepe had been sitting in my stash for a…

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Sewing

Scottish wool for my mother

A year ago I visited Edinburgh and bought some 100 % Scottish wool for my mother. She hasn’t dared to sew anything of it being too afraid of ruining the lovely fabric. On my winter break I decided to offer my help. I had selected some patterns from McCall’s…

retro-butterick-b5813
Sewing

Retro Butterick B5813

Sun is shining and it feels like spring, today. So finally there was enough light for me to take pictures of my winter makes. The first item that I will post is Retro Butterick pattern B5813.This pattern was amazing! I made the version C with the large flared skirt…

ghostly-tee-and-a-dress
Sewing

Ghostly tee and a dress

S has been asking me to sew a blue dress for her. She even drew me a picture and luckily Ottobre 4/2012 Black Denim -dress fit the description perfectly. I found some blue stretch denim that worked well for the pattern. I forgot the vertical front seam in the…

dyeing-cashmere
Clothes refashioning

Dyeing cashmere

I go through my closets regularly to throw away any unnecessary items. These two cashmere cardigans have haunted me for years.They are not super expensive top quality cashmere but they are soft and warm and expensive for me. However, the colour doesn’t do me any favours in neither…

quilted-white
Sewing

Quilted white

I found this lovely quilted looking jersey in the factory remnants section of the local fabric store. Originally I thought it would make a lovely blazer but then I realised that the stiffness of the jersey makes it perfect for some interestingly cut blouse.I had already traced the pattern…

last-days-of-summer-with-liisa
Sewing

Last days of summer with Liisa

Linen is the perfect material for hot summer days. Here in Finland the summer is quickly turning into fall and it’s hard to imagine that these pictures were taken only a couple of weeks ago.The Pattern is Lizzy dress (which I conveniently renamed “Liisa”) is from the British…

a-pink-unicorn-stick-horse
Sewing

A pink unicorn stick horse

S loves unicorns so I wanted to use some cotton remnants to make her a stick unicorn after I found an old unused broomstick. I went through Pinterest to find ideas but finally settled in a pattern published in Finnish magazine Kodin kuvalehti website. (If you are interested in the…

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Sewing

A skirt, a blouse and skeletons

My new favourite blouse is white Diana by In House Patterns. This is actually the second time I’m using the same pattern. I used white drapey viscose remnant which suited nicely for the blouse. The only change I made was that I left out the button in the collar…

summer-dress-in-vintage-style
Sewing

Summer dress in vintage style

I am sorry, I’ve been absent from my blog. I have been too busy sewing, crafting and repairing stuff that I’ve had no time for my poor blog. However, today I got so great pictures from my most recent creation that I couldn’t wait to post them…

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Baking, Embroidery

Happy Valentine’s day…

… or Friends’ day as they call it in Finland. To celebrate, we are going to have some cake I made!I started a new hobby a while ago and you can see a glimpse in the lower part of the image. Here is a better image:I have never before…

winter-garden-blouse
Sewing

Winter garden blouse

I have been sewing a lot, but the lack of sunlight has prevented me from taking good photos. Today, however, it seems that the winter has lost some of its power and the sun was shining. Still, I apologize for the slight graininess of the pictures.I made a blouse…

autumn-dresses-and-playwear
Sewing

Autumn dresses and playwear

S needed comfortable playwear for her kindergarten. She has been missing a dress with many pockets that she grew out of and I decided to make her something similar. I used a pattern Elina dress from Mekkotehdas by Kirsi Etula and Sunna Valkeapää-Ikola and drew a pattern for a…

pretty-ballerina
Sewing

Pretty ballerina

Autumn means that S has started her dance lessons once again. The old dance outfit from H&M was starting to look a bit frumpy so I bought a new leotard for S. However, there weren’t any white tutus in S’s size, so I decided to sew…

time-traveling-to-the-1950s
Sewing

Time traveling to the 1950s

I have always loved vintage styles from the 1940s and 1950s. The clothes of that era were pretty and feminine without being overly revealing (which is a problem in our cold climate). I bought some black and white checked cotton some while ago and on a whim decided to make…

somber-occasion-dresses
Sewing

Somber occasion dresses

I did not make any blog posts in late July and August. Our family was struck by a tragedy when my father-in-law and S and K’s grandfather died suddenly. After the initial shock and while dealing with many things that are necessary when a close relative passes…

fairytale-forest-dress
Sewing

Fairytale forest dress

Autumn has come here in Finland. I made a playdress for S using a “Riine” dress pattern from the book Mekkotehdas by Etula and Valkeapää-Ikola. The dress has a nice square neckline. I completely forgot to make a slit to the back but luckily enough the neckline is big…

a-little-pink-squirrel-a-k-a-passenger-trench-coat
Sewing

A Little Pink Squirrel a.k.a. Passenger Trench Coat

S has grown so that the old beloved H&M trench coat was way too small. However, sometimes a young lady needs a pretty coat and the days are getting chillier, so I took up a challenge to sew a trench coat using the Passenger Trench Coat pattern from…

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