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Sew Over It Penny dress

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Random triangle quilt

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granville-shirt-and-a-skirt
Sewing

Granville shirt and a skirt

Granville shirt from Sewaholic is nowadays my go-to shirt pattern. Before this pattern, I wasn’t very comfortable sewing a shirt, but the instructions were so detailed that I now have the instructions printed out and I usually look at them even when sewing shirts from other patterns.I…

suomi-neito-maiden-of-finland-dress-and-leggings
Sewing

Suomi-neito (Maiden of Finland) dress and leggings

I have been seriously considering making sewing patterns from scratch for a while. I already have enough sewing experience and I have basic patterns for children that can be used as basis for measurements. After I found this Nuppu print company’s Lumipallo cotton I immediately saw it transformed as…

trench-coat-plans
Sewing, Shopping

Trench coat plans

This post contains a few affiliate links. Clicking on them helps me to maintain this blog.I have been dreaming about sewing my own trench coat for a while. Now that my old one is starting to show some wear and tear I have really started planning. It was difficult…

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Shopping

Kädentaitomessut – Arts & Crafts fair in Helsinki

In English below…Tänä viikonloppuna 21.4.-23.4. Helsingin Messukeskuksessa on Lapsimessut. Sen yhteydessä järjestettiin myös Kädentaitomessut ja pitihän sitä käydä katsastamassa, mitä herkkuja oli tarjolla. Ensimmäiseksi osuin Nuppu print companyn osastolle, jossa oli esillä heidän kankaitaan, paperituotteitaan ja lastenvaatteita. Pidin…

pandas-wrist-warmers-and-a-suspender-skirt
Knitting, Sewing

Pandas, wrist warmers and a suspender skirt

One of the S’s favourite blouses is the yellow one that I made of soft cotton lawn since it has a pattern of cute little pandas on it. The pattern for the blouse comes from Yoshiko Tsukioris wonderful book Girly style wardrobe. Now that I’m leafing through the…

sewing-space-organization
Sewing

Sewing space organization

I feel lucky to have a dedicated space for my sewing and crafting hobby after years of sewing on the kitchen table. It was only last summer that I got tired of not having a suitable sewing table and I dragged old inherited Lundia bookshelves out of our basement and…

the-quest-for-the-ultimate-pants-part-1
Sewing

The quest for the Ultimate pants (part 1)

I vividly remember the first pair of trousers I made. They were shorts we had to sew at school and made of horrendous bright blue patterned quilting cotton. We had to use pattern that was too big for at least for me (I was about 12 years old and super…

roses-stripes-and-a-useful-sewing-trick-for-piping
Sewing, Tutorials

Roses, stripes and a useful sewing trick for piping

I just could not resist the powder pink stretch cotton with black and white roses when I saw it in the fabric shop. I feel increasingly girly now that spring has arrived and this fabric just shouted “Make a skirt out of me!”. So I did.I used again the…

spring-blouse-lekala-4420
Sewing

Spring blouse (Lekala 4420)

I found this wonderful viscose fabric from the remnants section of the local Eurokangas fabric shop. I think that the colour works nicely with the beiges and nudes of my spring wardrobe so I decided to make a blouse of it.I have made Lekala 4420 blouse once before and…

grey-hoodie
Sewing

Grey hoodie

I sewed myself a hoodie using the Burda young 7148 as a pattern…

ruffles-and-roses
Sewing

Ruffles and roses

May I present what is, on my opinion, the cutest tunic I’ve made so far! I used the pattern Shy eyes from Ottobre 6/2016 magazine as I have done before and cute floral viscose jersey with some added trims and frills from light orange viscose jersey. I always…

stretch-cotton-fabric-from-tallinn-and-what-became-of-it-part-2
Sewing

Stretch cotton fabric from Tallinn and what became of it (part 2)

Funny how sometimes a pattern magazine manages to exceed all expectations. Ottobre design 1/2016 is a magazine that has a loose cover for so much use. The patterns are quite simple and perfect for different patterned fabrics and can be easily modified. The last blog post contained a pair…

my-favourite-zinnia-and-the-pussy-bow-blouse
Sewing

My favourite Zinnia and the Pussy Bow blouse

This time I want to show you two of my favourite self-made garments. I already mentioned previously that I have made several skirts using Colette Zinnia pattern. This is my favourite one for winter – in fact, I’m wearing it right now!I have used this tweed fabric a…

tropical-leaves-aka-vintage-pattern-adventures
Sewing

Tropical leaves aka vintage pattern adventures

I love vintage patterns that have a bit different cuts than can be seen in the modern sewing patterns. However, the images don’t always tell how the final dress actually looks on me so there is some trial and error included.Simplicity 1587 has an interesting bodice and I…

melilot-shirt-by-deer-and-doe
Sewing

Mélilot shirt by Deer and Doe

There are so many different shirt and blouse patterns online that I usually spend hours searching the perfect one when I already have some kind of an idea of what to sew. Deer and Doe’s Mélilot combines modern loose fit and dropped shoulders with vintage like round collar…

princess-birthday
Sewing

Princess birthday

I can’t believe my girl is already 7 years old! We went shopping last week to buy her pretty shoes for the birthday party and she found a glittery pair of shoes with little heels. Of course she wanted a dress to match the shoes and I got the…

red-and-black-sport-outfit
Sewing

Red and black sport outfit

It’s been a while since I made something for my son. Yesterday K mentioned needing some nice shorts for his PE class. I immediately saw my chance and dug up all my stretchy fabrics for him to choose the best fabrics and colours.Ottobre 3/2010 had nice patterns…

i-made-jeans
Sewing

I made jeans!

Making my own jeans has been in my plans for a long while. There is always the terrible moment when you realize you have to get a new pair of jeans and go to the store only finding out that nothing fits well.I decided to try the custom-fit…

cute-playwear-for-my-girl
Sewing

Cute playwear for my girl

This morning S complained about a t-shirt that was too small. As I removed the old garment from her closet I decided to replace it with a new one. I found a nice tunic pattern called Shy eyes from Ottobre 6/2016 magazine.There wasn’t enough of the…