A pink lolita-style dress
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 Askola folk skirt
My Finnish folk costume progresses: I turned my hand-woven fabric into a folk skirt from Askola, Finland.
A Victorian lingerie dress
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…
Weaving my own fabrics for my folk costume!
I spent 2 months weaving myself fabrics for my folk skirt and vest. I was slow but I learned a lot in the process.
Adele dress from the new book “Helmat”
My book review of the new Finnish sewing book Helmat and the Adele dress I chose to make using a pattern from the book.
A Finnish folk shirt from early 19th-century Askola village
I hand-sewed a Finnish 19th-century folk shirt from Askola. This shirt with it's intricate embroidery took me 2 months to finish!
A Belle Epoqué Negligée or Victorian comfy clothes
This Victorian negligée belongs to the collection of Espoo City Museum. It is a wonderful piece with lace, ruffles and pintucks.
“Ronkkaus” – A Finnish folk embroidery stitch
My Finnish national costume from Askola has a shirt with special whitework embroidery called "ronkkaus". So, how is it made?
A French hood in a Finnish folk style
I made a Finnish folk style hand-embroidered French hood for my Askola costume from paper, rye porridge and silk!
A new project: An early 19th-century peasant dress aka a Finnish National costume from Askola
I have started a huge undertaking to create the Finnish national costume from Askola that requires me to learn many new skills.