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.
The Amazing mid-1890s sleeves
I got to study this mid-1890s dress with huge leg-o-mutton sleeves thanks to Espoo City Museum and its curator Suvi Kettula.
Baroness Elvira Standertskjöld’s dress – Inner Secrets revealed!
I got to study the yellow silk dress of baroness Elvira Standerskjöld from this 1896 portrait painted by Eero Järnefelt.
Pauline Alice Sedavi dress for winter
I made my daughter the Sedavi dress by Pauline Alice but turned this summer dress into a winter dress with long sleeves.