Browsing Tag: women

kate-dress-by-sew-over-it
Patternreview, Sewing

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
Patternreview, Sewing

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…

winter-pajamas-talvipyjama
In English, Sewing, Suomeksi

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…

red-moneta-dress-by-coletta-patterns
Sewing

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…

finally-a-pair-of-trousers-that-fit
Sewing, Tailoring

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…

vintage-dressing-gown-eli-aamutakki
Sewing, Suomeksi

Vintage dressing gown
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Vintage aamutakki

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…

nightgown-of-my-dreams
Sewing

Dreamy nightgown
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Unelmien yöpaita

Suomeksi alla…After I made this nightgown for S, I wanted to have something similar and romantic for myself. I tried to find a suitable pattern but failed. Finally I decided to design my own. I took a raglan sleeved dress as a basis and started pinning things on my…

named-quinn-shirt
Patternreview, Sewing

Named Quinn shirt

The Quinn shirt by Named collection was a pattern that I got for free with the new Stella raglan blouse pattern. The pattern was in Finnish but it is available also in English. It is a relaxed fit button-up with some interesting details. The button placket is shorter than…

autumn-cami-dress
Sewing

Autumn Cami dress

Today I went for a walk in Helsinki and climbed up to the Uspenski Cathetral hill. It was a bit chilly without a jacket but I wanted still to take pictures of my autumn Cami dress. It is an older make but I have never managed to get good pictures…

tartan-circle-skirt-and-a-bow-top
Sewing

Tartan circle skirt and a bow top

My coat is coming along nicely, but while I am still busy with it, I’ll post some pics of the outfit I made last spring. I did not post it then since it suits better for the autumn.the circle skirtThis skirt is a basic circle skirt I…

my-mix-and-match-autumn-dress-with-some-piping-fun
Sewing, Tutorials

My mix-and-match autumn dress with some piping fun

The schools have started and that means it is officially autumn here in Finland. I have been looking for a perfect dress pattern for the dress I have held in my imagination but for vain. In my mind, I had an image of a floral dress with a gathered skirt…

my-moneta-dress
Patternreview, Sewing

My moneta dress

OK. I am probably the last sewing blogger on Earth that makes the Colette Patterns’ Moneta dress. I have admired all the dresses others have made but it took some time for me to purchase this pattern, since I was more into woven fabrics. I have, however, a great need…

lekala-blouse-meets-peter-pan
Sewing

Lekala blouse meets Peter Pan

Hello everyone!I made this Lekala blouse #4456 already last summer but I didn’t wear it and I didn’t post it. Why? The reason is that I did not like the outcome a bit. The Atelier Brunette fabric was beautiful, if slightly prone to wrinkles, but the collar…

white-cliffs-and-a-white-dress
Sewing

White cliffs and a white dress

Hello again!This McCalls’s pattern #6696 has been said to be one of the best patterns there is for a nice shirtdress. I was planning to make it for the #sewtogetherforsummer challenge but life and summer plans got in my way and I finished it a couple of days…