ommel-2018-the-second-day-creativity
Affiliates, Sewing, Shopping

Ommel 2018: The second day

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…

ommel-2018-first-day
Sewing, Shopping

Ommel 2018: First day

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…

fabric-shopping-in-helsinki
Shopping

Fabric shopping in Helsinki

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…

suuri-kasityo-5-2018-mekkohaalari-dress-romper
In English, Patternreview, Sewing, Suomeksi

Suuri Käsityö 5/2018 Mekkohaalari – Dress romper

Harvoin käsityölehteä lukiessa tulee niin inspiroitunut olo, että kaava on piirrettävä ja ommeltava heti. Tämä Suuri Käsityö 5/2018 Mekkohaalari teki kuitenkin poikkeuksen, sillä toukokuussa alkaneet helteet aiheuttivat meillä kotona akuutin kesävaatepulan. Liikunnalliselle nuorelle neidille mekko-shortsihaalariyhdistelmä on yliveto…

me-made-may-wrap-up
Sewing

Me Made May wrap-up

It’s officially June and the end of Me Made May ’18. What did I learn? What was challenging and what easy? What did I end up making? Did I reach my goals…

ompelijoiden-oma-festivaali-ommel-2018
In English, Suomeksi

Ompelijoiden oma festivaali Ommel 2018.

Oletko jo kuullut, mitä Espoon Opinmäessä tapahtuu 8.-10.6.2018? Ommel 2018 yhdistää kangas- tarvikemarkkinat, ompeluaiheisen ohjelman ja ompeluharrastajat saman katon alle. Ja mikä parasta: tapahtumaan on vapaa pääsy…

shirred-dress-in-yellow
Sewing

Shirred dress in yellow

Some time ago S found a necklace at a local flea market and bought it. She showed me the picture of a brown haired girl on the pendant and she wanted a similar dress that was on the girl. I thought this gave me a perfect opportunity to practice my…

my-first-bra-pin-up-girls-amanda
Patternreview, Sewing

My first bra: Pin-up Girls Amanda

After gathering materials all over the globe and taking Craftsy courses on bra making I have finally finished my first ever bra. I used Pin-up Girls Amanda pattern to make a pink seamless t-shirt bra. I found the whole process of bra making super fun and the finished…

1940s-tea-dress-by-sew-over-it
Patternreview, Sewing

1940s tea dress by Sew Over It

I got this fabric from Artenio at the same time with the mustard yellow one for this Amelia dress. It took me quite some time to decide on the pattern. I did not have a lot of fabric so many dresses with their circle skirts were unfortunately out of question…

goldfish-circus-costume
Affiliates, Other crafts, Sewing

Goldfish circus costume

I was inspired by my daughters spring circus performance theme, “Underwater animals”, to create her an unique gold fish circus costume. For once I could let my imagination run wild and this is what I came up with…

me-made-may-18
Affiliates, Shopping

Me Made May ’18

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…

sew-over-it-penny-dress
Sewing

Sew Over It Penny dress

I made a beautiful Sew Over It Penny dress out of viscose crepe. The fabric was very difficult to work with but the result is one of my favourite makes this year…

hazel-skirt-sewing
Sewing

Hazel skirt

This was a one quick project for my daughter. I found a small remnant piece of this lovely bright floral cotton and I immediately saw it as a spring skirt. I had the lovely Hazel skirt pattern that I used to make pinafores for my daughter and her friend. This…

1930s-dress
Patternreview, Sewing

1930s dress

I love vintage styles and this time I tested the vintage 1930s dress pattern that is originally by McCall’s pattern company. This being not my first vintage pattern I knew to expect compact instructions that left most of the technical details out…

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