I sewed an 18th-century wool jacket for my daughter for a historical harvest festival held at a real 18th-century farmhouse in Helsinki.
Mourning accessories turn this black Victorian dress into a mourning costume. I made a short cape, a hat and a veil plus some extra things.
My Victorian mourning costume is progressing and this time I finished the bodice. This was an interesting make with lots of inner structure.
This autumn’s big project is the making of a Victorian mourning dress. This will be a series of three or four parts and in the first part, I’ll make the mourning skirt. This dress has been something that I have wanted to make for ages and it works nicely for…
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!