butterick-b6563-blouse-by-gertie
Patternreview, Sewing

Butterick B6563 blouse by Gertie

I tested the new Butterick B6563 blouse by Gertie. This is a vintage inspired semi-fitted summer blouse with different sleeve and collar options and a bow tie. I like my finished blouse very much and I can recommend this pattern for other sewists, too. However, I recommend checking the…

elise-blouse-by-rosie-and-me
Patternreview, Sewing

Elise blouse by Rosie and Me

My blouse sewing continues with the Elise blouse by Rosie and Me. This is a new pattern company for me, although I have been eyeing this blouse for a while. This pattern has cap sleeve and 3/4 sleeve options, French darts at the sides and a nice shawl collar…

ottobre-design-woman-2-2018-10-norma-blouse
Patternreview, Sewing

Ottobre design woman 2/2018 10. Norma blouse

I made the 1940s inspired summer blouse using the Norma blouse pattern from Ottobre design woman 2/2018 magazine. This is an easy to sew pattern with vintage-like details like gathers at the shoulders and a notched collar. Read my review…

sparkly-cat-tunic-using-ottobre-1-2015-23-peplum
Patternreview, Sewing

Sparkly cat tunic using Ottobre 1/2015 23. Peplum

Reversible sequin patches are in among little girls these days. We went hunting for nice tops among the high street shops but couldn’t find anything in S’s size. So I promised to make her some myself. The Ottobre 1/2015 23. Peplum was a good pattern to use…

kirppis
Suomeksi, Uncategorized

Kirppis

Kaappini pursuavat itsetehtyjä vaatteita, joita en käytä enää ja joita en mahdu säilyttämään. Lisäsin blogin yhteyteen pienen nettikirppissivun, jotta luomukseni saisivat uuden kodin…

sew-over-it-rosie-skirt-for-the-spring
Sewing

Sew Over It Rosie skirt for the spring

I made a skirt version of the Sew Over It Rosie dress using a beautiful floral fabric. However, this make wasn’t so successful. I ended up estimating my size wrong and then damaged the front of the skirt by ripping a thread with a sharp pin…

random-triangle-quilt
Quilting, Sewing

Random triangle quilt

Our living room needed some brightening and I decided to make a random triangle quilt to replace the old and ratty wool blanket. I selected a bunch of black and white, gray and mustard yellow fabrics to suit our living room colours. This being only my second quilting project I…

violette-field-threads-hazel-pinafore
Patternreview, Sewing

Violette Field Threads Hazel pinafore

I made my daughter S and her friend E matching Hazel pinafores using the pattern by Violette Field Threads. This is a skirt pattern with lots of options to add a pinafore, an apron or different decorations in the form of ruffles and bows…

oldies-retro-coats-from-tablecloths
Sewing

Oldies: Retro jackets from tablecloths

I sewed these retro jackets about 8 years ago for my son and my daughter wore them after him. I made the both jackets with matching caps out of old tablecloths I found from flea markets.What I love about this kind of retro projects is the pattern matching. The…

from-dress-to-a-blouse
Sewing

From dress to a blouse Simplicity 1587 pattern hack

Immediately after seeing the Simplicity 1587 pattern I fell in love with the bodice. After I made the dress I started wondering if I could turn the pattern into a blouse. I used a well-fitting blouse pattern as a guide to draw a pattern for the lower half of…

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Sewing

Raindrop winter dress (Ottobre 04/2017 12.)

I had bought this nice knit fabric with colourful raindrop pattern to make something for my daughter. I chose the Shy Bear dress pattern from Ottobre 04/2017 that I like a lot…

check-out-my-interview-at-patternreview-com
Uncategorized

Check out my interview at PatternReview.com

Laura from PatternReview.com contacted me late December to ask me if I wanted to be interviewed for a Member in Focus blog post they publish every month. I was very flattered by this request and said yes! The interview was published today…

orageuse-prague-blouse
Patternreview, Sewing

Prague blouse by Orageuse

I tested the newest pattern from the French sewing company Orageuse. This long-sleeved loose-fitted blouse pattern has a turtleneck collar with buttons in the back and an optional deep v-neck opening in front. I made my version out of floral polyester satin…

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