I made an Edwardian-inspired summer dress out of linen using the Sedavi pattern by Pauline Alice. I also added some embroidery.
I made an 1860s elliptical crinoline dress inspired by the painting Women in the Garden by French artist Claude Monet.
My daughter and me collaborated to make this lovely 1850s dress and a talma cape. She made the skirt and I made the bodice and the cape.
How can you use recycled materials in historical costuming? What are my tips in finding the best materials in thrift stores?
I made an Iron Age Finnish costume for my daughter so that we can take part in events together. Also, I did some leatherwork...
Lingerie dresses are those pretty frilly dresses that make the iconic Edwardian look with their lace inserts and pale colours. However, they first appeared in the 1890s. For a long time, I have wanted to make my own but sourcing that much lace was a problem. This kind of dress can use hundreds of euros worth of cotton lace which is way out of my budget. Then I had a stroke of luck and I found huge rolls of lace at the local Recycling centre. These rolls had hundreds of metres, some several kilometres worth of lace and they only cost about 15 to 20 euros each. Admittedly the lace…
My book review of the new Finnish sewing book Helmat and the Adele dress I chose to make using a pattern from the book.
I made my daughter the Sedavi dress by Pauline Alice but turned this summer dress into a winter dress with long sleeves.
The last part of my Finnish Iron Age costume is the peplos dress. It took me 6 months to construct the whole thing. Now it comes together!
I sewed an Iron Age dress that a Finnish woman would have worn under her peplos and apron. This dress works also for the Medieval era.