with my hands – Dream
  • Image: Empire-waisted cotton nightgown, front view.
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    Dreamy nightgown
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    Unelmien yöpaita

    Suomeksi alla… After I made this nightgown for S, I wanted to have something similar and romantic for myself. I tried to find a suitable pattern but failed. Finally I decided to design my own. I took a raglan sleeved dress as a basis and started pinning things on my dressform. I was inspired by regency gowns and wanted a long gown with an empire waist. I found lightweight cotton voile with subtle printed white polkadots from the factory remnants section of Eurokangas.. Since it was so thin, I doubled the bodice. I estimated the amount of fabric needed for the gatherings and sewed a large raglan top with a…

  • Image: Carolyn pajamas by Closet Case patterns.
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    Carolyn pajamas (Nyt myös suomeksi!)

    In English below… Tällä kertaa kirjoitankin kahdella kielellä! Jos haluaisit jatkossa lukea ompeluseikkailuistani suomeksi, heitä minulle kommenttia tai sähköpostia, niin saan motivaatiota jatkaa! Tämä ihana ohut puuvillabatisti on lojunut kangasvarastossani jo jonkin aikaa odottamassa täydellistä kaavaa. Alunperin ajattelin tehdä siitä mekon, mutta kangas olikin mekkoa varten liian pehmeää ja ohutta. Sitten näin monta upeaa versiota Closet Case patternsin Carolyn pyjama -kaavasta ja tajusin, että olin löytänyt kaavani. Carolyn pyjama kaava on saatavana englanniksi ja ranskaksi sekä paperisena, että PDF-muodossa. Kaava tarjoaa kolme erilaista pyjamavaihtoehtoa. Itse päätin tehdä vaihtoehdon B, joka on perinteinen pitkälahkeinen ja -hihainen pyjama terenauhoilla ja kauniilla lahje ja hihakäänteillä. Vaihtoehto A on hyvin samantapainen, mutta ilman käänteitä…

  • Image: Fifi pyjamas by Tilly and the buttons.
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    Successes and difficulties with silk – Fifi pyjamas and a blue camisole

    Fifi I found this big silk blouse from a flea market and, since it costed only 3 €, I couldn’t resist buying it to see whether I could refashion it into something useful for me. I browsed through pattern sites and finally decided on Fifi pyjamas pattern by Tilly and the buttons. Fifi consists on a camisole and a pair of shorts and it has sizes ranging from UK 6 to 20 (EUR 34 to 48). I chose to make the size UK 10 which is my usual size and matched best my measurements. The blouse was a basic short sleeved button up and I started with unravelling all the…

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    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 result reminds me of little Clara’s nightgown in the Nutcracker ballet.