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Bullet Journal for Sewing

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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…

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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…

a-skirt-a-blouse-and-skeletons
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…