Browsing Tag: dresses

shirred-dress-in-yellow
Sewing

Shirred dress in yellow

Some time ago S found a necklace at a local flea market and bought it. She showed me the picture of a brown haired girl on the pendant and she wanted a similar dress that was on the girl. I thought this gave me a perfect opportunity to practice my…

1940s-tea-dress-by-sew-over-it
Patternreview, Sewing

1940s tea dress by Sew Over It

I got this fabric from Artenio at the same time with the mustard yellow one for this Amelia dress. It took me quite some time to decide on the pattern. I did not have a lot of fabric so many dresses with their circle skirts were unfortunately out of question…

sew-over-it-penny-dress
Sewing

Sew Over It Penny dress

I made a beautiful Sew Over It Penny dress out of viscose crepe. The fabric was very difficult to work with but the result is one of my favourite makes this year…

1930s-dress
Patternreview, Sewing

1930s dress

I love vintage styles and this time I tested the vintage 1930s dress pattern that is originally by McCall’s pattern company. This being not my first vintage pattern I knew to expect compact instructions that left most of the technical details out…

violette-field-threads-hazel-pinafore
Patternreview, Sewing

Violette Field Threads Hazel pinafore

I made my daughter S and her friend E matching Hazel pinafores using the pattern by Violette Field Threads. This is a skirt pattern with lots of options to add a pinafore, an apron or different decorations in the form of ruffles and bows…

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Sewing

Raindrop winter dress (Ottobre 04/2017 12.)

I had bought this nice knit fabric with colourful raindrop pattern to make something for my daughter. I chose the Shy Bear dress pattern from Ottobre 04/2017 that I like a lot…

winter-street-dress
Patternreview, Sewing

Winter street dress

Somebody pointed out the Winter Street Dress pattern for me when I was compiling my list of pattern companies. I was vaguely aware of the fact that PatternReview.com had some exclusive patterns but I had never tried any of them. This dress was something I have been looking for…

red-moneta-dress-by-coletta-patterns
Sewing

Red Moneta dress by Coletta patterns

I think that this red Moneta dress is one of my most favourite makes for this year! I am wearing it right now and it is super comfortable but still cute and the colour brightens my day…

winter-moneta-by-colette-patterns
Sewing

Winter Moneta dress by Colette patterns

I have made my second Moneta dress using the popular Colette pattern. I used navy viscose jersey and made one size bigger than the last time which improved the fit. My coverstitch machine now works and made the project much more fun…

floral-maiden-of-finland-dresses-for-girls
Sewing, Suomeksi

Floral dresses for girls

My daughters friend E has been looking at the dresses I make for S and and asked me to make a similar dress for herself, too. This gave me an opportunity to test my Maiden of Finland dress pattern again. Since E was a little taller than S and the…

autumn-cami-dress
Sewing

Autumn Cami dress

Today I went for a walk in Helsinki and climbed up to the Uspenski Cathetral hill. It was a bit chilly without a jacket but I wanted still to take pictures of my autumn Cami dress. It is an older make but I have never managed to get good pictures…

my-mix-and-match-autumn-dress-with-some-piping-fun
Sewing, Tutorials

My mix-and-match autumn dress with some piping fun

The schools have started and that means it is officially autumn here in Finland. I have been looking for a perfect dress pattern for the dress I have held in my imagination but for vain. In my mind, I had an image of a floral dress with a gathered skirt…

shy-bear-dress-ottobre-042017-12
Patternreview, Sewing

Shy Bear dress (Ottobre 04/2017 12.)

The schools start on Thursday next week here in Finland and my first-grader is waiting for her first school day enthusiastically. I found some really nice jerseys at Eurokangas and wanted to make something cool and modern but still comfortable. I chose the Ottobre 04/2017 12. Shy bear…

my-moneta-dress
Patternreview, Sewing

My moneta dress

OK. I am probably the last sewing blogger on Earth that makes the Colette Patterns’ Moneta dress. I have admired all the dresses others have made but it took some time for me to purchase this pattern, since I was more into woven fabrics. I have, however, a great need…

a-dress-for-my-first-grader
Sewing

A dress for my first-grader

Hello all!My little girl is not so little anymore and she is starting school this autumn. Although it is still July my thoughts are already in the autumn and I have started to plan clothes for the cooler months. S has grown several inches since the spring and I…

tilly-and-the-buttons-coco-dress
Patternreview, Sewing

Blue and white Coco

Hello again! I was craving something easy and straightforward to sew for once, so I got out this nice cotton jersey and decided to make it into a casual dress for myself using Tilly and the buttons Coco dress pattern.Quite a while ago I bought the Coco and used…