You can buy corset busks but making one yourself is actually easy and fun. All you need is a piece of wood and a Dremel tool and some paint and wood wax to decorate the results! I have made now two corset busks for my 1830s/1840s corset and I took…
I made myself a romantic era i.e. 1830s-1840s corset and a corded petticoat using a pattern by Black Snail Patterns.
How can you use recycled materials in historical costuming? What are my tips in finding the best materials in thrift stores?
I made a Finnish folk vest and an apron from Askola village in Finland. These garments are based on museum items from early 19th century.
I made an Iron Age Finnish costume for my daughter so that we can take part in events together. Also, I did some leatherwork...
I sewed my daughter a Japanese sweet lolita style summer dress from pink cotton gingham. Decorated with lots of ruffles and bows, of course!
My Finnish folk costume progresses: I turned my hand-woven fabric into a folk skirt from Askola, Finland.
Lingerie dresses are those pretty frilly dresses that make the iconic Edwardian look with their lace inserts and pale colours. However, they first appeared in the 1890s. For a long time, I have wanted to make my own but sourcing that much lace was a problem. This kind of dress…
I spent 2 months weaving myself fabrics for my folk skirt and vest. I was slow but I learned a lot in the process.
My book review of the new Finnish sewing book Helmat and the Adele dress I chose to make using a pattern from the book.