with my hands – Dream
  • My projects,  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 which I like very much. According to the sewing directions I sewed the whole blouse using French seams which I have started to like more and more. At first I felt they were too much to bother but then I realized I didn’t have to change my serger threads and the idea of French seaming became more appealing. I had only a…

  • My projects,  Sewing

    Quilted white

    I found this lovely quilted looking jersey in the factory remnants section of the local fabric store. Originally I thought it would make a lovely blazer but then I realised that the stiffness of the jersey makes it perfect for some interestingly cut blouse. I had already traced the pattern for the Slit Neckline Blouse in Burda style 2/2015 but had not yet found a suitable fabric for it. The original fabric is much lighter but I decided to try the pattern anyway. As you can see from my smiling face I like my new blouse. The only change I made was to lengthen the blouse for 4 cm since the…

  • Diana blouse by In House Patterns with a self-drafted skirt.
    My projects,  Sewing

    A skirt, a blouse and skeletons

    My new favourite blouse is white Diana by In House Patterns. This is actually the second time I’m using the same pattern. I used white drapey viscose remnant which suited nicely for the blouse. The only change I made was that I left out the button in the collar and replaced it with an invisible sew-on snap. I also made the pleated skirt in the pictures. This time I did not use any pattern. I just fitted the waist and pleated the fabric evenly to it. The fabric is a nice stretch cotton satin remnant that costed next to nothing. We took the pictures at the Finnish Museum of Natural History.…

  • My projects,  Sewing

    Winter garden blouse

    I have been sewing a lot, but the lack of sunlight has prevented me from taking good photos. Today, however, it seems that the winter has lost some of its power and the sun was shining. Still, I apologize for the slight graininess of the pictures. I made a blouse of white viscose fabric for S using a pattern from Suuri Käsityö 9/2013. I love the longer back hem and the pleats in the front. Just like in the original pattern, I used iron-on embellishments on the left side of the blouse. The blouse has a zipper in the center back. It was too dark to take pictures indoors and still…