• My projects,  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 winter is coming, I made her a size bigger, so that it will be perfect for next summer. Following E’s wishes, I left out the collar. I again used gorgeous cotton from Nuppu print company. The fabric in E’s dress is called Näsiä. S got a new dress, too! The fabric in S’s dress is called Sydäntalvi. Due to the big pattern…

  • My projects,  Sewing

    White Quilted Sweater for my daughter

    Hi there! This time I want to show some pictures of my daughter with her new animal friends. She is is wearing her new quilted sweater I made using a pattern from Finnish magazine Suuri Käsityö (9/2016). I used the same fabric as I used before to make myself a sweater. The original pattern had bound neckline and gathered hem but I chose to make a simpler version and just turned the neckline and the hem and used my cover stitch machine to finish them. The sleeves have cuffs that have slits in them. My children’s second cousin has two dogs and a horse that just had a foal this year.…

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    My projects,  Sewing

    Leather slippers

    S’s teacher recommended having indoor shoes at school, so I took the opportunity to practice my leather sewing skills. Finnish sewing blogger Maria has generously published a free pattern and a tutorial for kids’ leather slippers. Unfortunately the tutorial is in Finnish, but luckily there are enough pictures to explain the steps. Leather is not very easy to find around here, especially if you don’t want to pay a lot. I took a trip to the local recycling center that is an amazing place. People donate stuff they don’t need and the staff sorts them out and sells them at a cheap price. All the profits go to charity. They have quite…