I made a chemise using a free pattern from the Winter 1897 Voice of Fashion magazine. Interpreting an old pattern had its challenges!
This apron dress is one of the patterns that I loved from the first sight. Even though I nowadays don’t use modern patterns that much, I had to buy this pattern. Apron dresses are just so cute and this one has a beautiful shape and an interesting cut. This is also the first pattern from the Assembly line that I have ever made. The side seams are slanted so that the lower part of them shows on the right side. The shoulder straps criss-cross at the back and the centre back has a big pleat that closes either with buttons or snaps. My favourite thing about this dress are the…
I made a Victorian bashlik hood. This garment contains both a hood and a scarf and it really helps to keep me warm in the Finnish winter.
I made the Victoria blouse by Fibre Mood for myself for the winter. Here is my review of the pattern. Spoilers: I like it!
I made matching t-shirts for my son and my husband. Also a lot of chat about our recent road trip to Lappland, featuring reindeer!
I made an Edwardian outfit with a skirt and a matching bolero jackeet out of blue linen for the summer.
I made a chemise following drafting instructions from a Finnish 1892 book called Tyttöjen käsitöiden johtamisen ohjeita kansakouluja varten.
I tested the 1900-1910s blouse and guimpe pattern by Wearing History. I must say that of all the similar patterns I have tried out, this one is the best.
I made a Victorian side-button cycling skirt out of linen so that I can ride my bike in style. The skirt pattern is a free pattern by Bikes & Bloomers.
I made an Edwardian waistcoat to match my newest walking skirt. A quick little side project, you might think! No, a lot of tailoring was involved!