A new project: An early 19th-century peasant dress aka a Finnish National costume from Askola
I have started a huge undertaking to create the Finnish national costume from Askola that requires me to learn many new skills.
2019 in review, part 1: Plans and reality
How my sewing plans for 2019 turned out? The first part of the 2019 review series looks back to my original plans and compares them to the actual makes.
Kässäkalenteri / Sewist’s planner 2020
I made a new Sewist's planner for the year 2020. Kässäkalenteri 2020 on täällä ja saatavilla pdf-muodossa blogikaupasta!
A wool coat for winter, part 1: Planning
My big project for this autumn will be a long and warm winter coat. For a project this size, it is a good idea to start with the planning.
A list of 10: Inspiration from autumn fabrics
The warm autumn colours suit particularly well with my skin tone so I'll end up stashing a lot of fabric for the following seasons. Join with me to go through my stash and plan some autumn projects!
How to make your handmade wardrobe more wearable? (Part 3): 10 very sensible sewing patterns to make
So, my challenge to myself and for anyone else wanting to take part is to make a set of basics that I will actually wear. I selected 10 patterns that I think will fit in this category and I'm going to make all of them.
How to make your handmade wardrobe more wearable? (Part 2): 10 questions to ask when choosing a sewing project
The picture in the garment envelope or on the website looks nice. You are instantly transferred into day-dreams about Regency-era and imagine swishing around gardens in you empire waist ballgown surrounded by handsome gentlemen in their frock coats... Wait! Is this style something that you will actually venture out in?