Bullet Journal for Sewing

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A Little Pink Squirrel a.k.a. Passenger Trench Coat

S has grown so that the old beloved H&M trench coat was way too small. However, sometimes a young lady needs a pretty coat and the days are getting chillier, so I took up a challenge to sew a trench coat using the Passenger Trench Coat pattern from…


Summer dresses for me

I have been too busy to upload any of my finished projects for a while, so I decided to combine all the rest of the summer dresses I made this summer. The first one is my first Lekala dress, made with my measurements. The dress came out quite ok and…


Grey Lily

I have wanted to have a relaxed linen dress for a while. I found some end-of-roll fabric that the salesperson said was most probably some kind of linen-silk mixture. The fabric has a slight silk shine to it but also some roughness due to the linen. At…


Hello! It’s me at last and my new Norah dress

I haven’t yet shown my face in my blog, but here I am at last to show my new Norah dress. We took the pictures yesterday after exiting from the cinema where we went to see a new Finnish action comedy called Big Game.The tunic works best with…


Looking for gingerbread house… or red clovers

I fell in love in the “Old Fashioned Beauty” dress in Ottobre 3/2013. S’s closet is bursting with dresses, but there’s always room for this pretty little thing. I found the cotton in Kangastukku and initially was not impressed with it. However, after sewing the dress I…


Warmer weather clothes

The warm weather has been waited for a long time here in Finland. Being optimistic, I made a pair of shorts for S already several weeks ago. (Edit: Pattern Burda 5/2012) When we took the pictures, it was +13 degrees Celsius.S did not seem to mind, especially when…


Twirly polkadots

I bought some lightweight polyester polkadot fabric already year or two ago and found it really hard to find any pattern for it. I had almost forgotten the fabric in my cupboard, but when I saw this pillowcase dress on Burda (07/2014) I knew I already had fabric for…


Hippie flowers and ninja moves

The warm weather has disappeared completely so tunic and long pants are a necessity and gave me an opportunity to try combining two gorgeous patterns.I made the tunic using Sophie tunic pattern by Sis Boom. I used the fabric with the smaller pattern as a basic fabric and added…


Sweet dreams in sweet nightgown

I think that there is something special in the old-fashioned long nightgowns. After seeing a picture of Olabelhe’s Hannah I knew that S must have it.Crisp white cotton with subtle pattern was perfect for the nightgown. Sleeveless gown suits well for the warm summer nights.The end…


Sunny skirts

Sunny weather requires twirly skirts! I made this sunny yellow skirt for S to wear with the polkadot pinafore. I did not use any pattern, just folded two layers of cotton on a waistband and added an elastic band to fit S.The next skirt I made to use up…


Arrrr… pirate birthday

I have never before arranged a themed birthday party in my life. However, my pirate-loving son is turning eight soon and we decided to organize a pirate-themed costume party.I decided to be ambitious and sew a pirate captain costume for my son. I made a pirate coat…


Waiting for the lilies

We found some lily-of-the-valleys right next to our house. They will be blooming very soon and there is plenty to be picked and brought in to bring some of their lovely scent indoors.S wears my first version of the Olabelhe Miranda with which I got caught…


Graduation day with sunshine

A relative of ours graduated on Saturday and we went to congratulate her for getting her degree. S had one of her new Miranda dresses on with a white bolero, since the morning at home was slightly chilly. In the picture S has just spotted a squirrel at our front…


Learning from my mistakes…

A little while ago I found this gorgeous fabric and wanted to make a dress for S of it using Olabelhe Miranda pattern. However, due to a confusion with the pattern and my mistake of not considering the width of the skirt when determining the length, I made the skirt…

Kid's crafts

Craftiness inherited

I love the fact that my kids are now of the age that they are starting to learn how to sew and craft by themselves. I try to offer them proper tools to practice with and my kids often surprise me with their skills.K made this hand puppet a…


Iron Man

My son loves superheroes and wanted to have a hoodie that can be completely closed up. We spend some time thinking about different options and finally I suggested an Iron Man hoodie. I already had a full zip hoodie pattern from Ottobre Design 4/2011 so we only had to…


Dress does not mean you should stop exploring…

 … a little bit of dirt never hurt anyone. If you ask S, the dresses are nicer to wear, since they are not as tight as regular trousers/pants. Unless we are on our way to a special occasion, I never forbid my kids from playing in the fear of…


A relaxed shirt for my little lad

 My soon-to-be 8-years-old son, K, is used to waiting to get something for himself, as his clothes tend to be more challenging for me to sew. However, my dear husband has been requesting a home-made shirt for himself and since I did not dare…


Once upon a time there lived a winter princess…

… who traveled to the Land of Spring where she found a forest with tiny white flowers. “They are like snow”, she exclaimed.She wove the flowers into her braid and the flowers were like tiny little snowflakes!She could feel the warmth of the sun that was shining through the…


Bloomers of May

 Here is a better picture of the bloomers that were only peeking under the dress in the previous post. Sorry about the wrinkles… the bloomers and the dress were tested today at the spring celebration in the S’s daycare center! Over the blouse S wears a pinafore inspired…