Sew Over It Kimono
I have the book Sew Over It vintage by Lisa Comfort and it has instructions on how to draft a Kimono dressing gown that I wanted to make.
Kate dress by Sew Over It
I tested the Sew Over It Kate dress pattern. The hidden button placket and the 4 slits in the skirt bring this vintage inspired dress into the 21st century.
I am Orion blouse with a hack
I made the I am Orion blouse that is a loose fitted top with a Peter Pan collar. I really liked the pattern but wanted to make sure that my white collar stayed white. So instead of sewing the collar on my blouse I made an old fashioned dickey that snaps onto the blouse neckline.
Winter pajamas – talvipyjama
I made myself a set of warm winter pyjamas. I modified the flannel trousers pattern from the Closet Case patterns' Carolyn pajamas and made a t-shirt top using the shortened McCall's M6886 jersey dress pattern.
Oldies: Uppländsk Fågelkrans hat
In my series of Oldies I post some of my older makes and tell how they have behaved in use. I start with this Upländsk Fågelkrans hat that I knitted 5 years ago and have been using a lot.
Red Moneta dress by Coletta patterns
I think that this red Moneta dress is one of my most favourite makes for this year! I am wearing it right now and it is super comfortable but still cute and the colour brightens my day.
From wide trousers to narrow stretch ones – pattern modification
Now that I have the trouser sloper I will turn it into a narrow pair of stretch cotton trousers. I show how to modify the width and how to remove the extra fullness of fabric at the back of the thighs.
Finally a pair of trousers that fits!
This black pair is the first actual pair of trousers that I am happy with. I started from an old pair of wide linen trousers that fitted me quite well and I traced the pattern from them. I made a toile and after some small adjustments I got a good fit. To get to know this pattern I decided to make a very simple pair with no waistband and a side zipper.
Made in Me Couture Sophie dress
This dress called Sophie and the pattern is from French company Made in Me Couture. It is an A-line dress with princess seams and 3/4 sleeves.
Vintage dressing gown
During the colder months I often have eaten breakfast wrapped inside a blanket to keep warm. However, some decades ago there were more stylish options in the form of dressing gowns. When I saw this vintage dressing gown pattern, Advance number 953 from the 1940s at Etsy I couldn’t resist it, especially because it came in my exact size. I have tried some vintage patterns before but never really succeeded in making anything useful. I knew to expect something different than modern sewing patterns. Firstly, the pattern was one size only. The pattern pieces were pre-cut and all the markings were perforations in the pattern pieces. However, the instruction booklet described…