The fabric company Mereen opened a new shop in Helsinki and I visited the opening party. I couldn't leave without new, lovely fabric.
I spend almost the whole day with my parents browsing the booths at the Finnish Craft & Design fair in Tampere which is the biggest crafts fair in Finland.
I have definitely bought wrong fabrics for wrong projects, bought too little or too much or paid too much. So, here is a list of 10 things I have learned.
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?
During my second day at Ommel 2018, I met so many amazing and creative people. I saw people learning new skills and show their makes and learned something new at the same time. And as you might have expected, I bought some more fabric!
Helsinki offers a great selection of fabric shops and haberdasheries for a sewing enthusiast like me. As a local, I know the places for bargains and where to find the most gorgeous (and expensive!) couture silks for those once in a lifetime occasions. So if you are planning a trip to the capital of Finland, check out this list of places to shop.
This post contains a few affiliate links. Clicking on them helps me to maintain this blog. I have been dreaming about sewing my own trench coat for a while. Now that my old one is starting to show some wear and tear I have really started planning. It was difficult to find a pattern for the trench coat. Burda has several options: Trench Coat 12/2011 #118 Trench Coat 10/2015 #129 Mint Trench Coat 09/2015 #105 Gabardine Trenchcoat 09/2010 #113B Piped Trench Coat 11/2012 #118 The problem in the Burda patterns for me is that the fit is often quite hit and miss, especially what comes to the shoulders and the…
In English below… Tänä viikonloppuna 21.4.-23.4. Helsingin Messukeskuksessa on Lapsimessut. Sen yhteydessä järjestettiin myös Kädentaitomessut ja pitihän sitä käydä katsastamassa, mitä herkkuja oli tarjolla. Ensimmäiseksi osuin Nuppu print companyn osastolle, jossa oli esillä heidän kankaitaan, paperituotteitaan ja lastenvaatteita. Pidin erityisesti siitä, että heillä oli myynnissä trikoiden lisäksi myös ohutta ja laskeutuvaa puuvillakangasta (batistia paksumpaa, mutta ihanan pehmeää ja sopisi mainiosti mekkoihin, puseroihin ja hameisiin) ja pellava-puuvilla sekoitteita. This weekend from 21st to 23rd of April there is Child Fair at Helsinki Messukeskus that also includes Arts and Crafts fair. I went to see all the crafts delicacies on offer. At first I visited the booth of Nuppu print company, a Finnish design…