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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…


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

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

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…

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

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

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

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…


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

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…