Right now I’m working on two wedding dresses. One of them is an alteration project, the other one a full sewing project from beginning to the end. These are not the first gowns I’ve worked on, yet I always feel a little timid taking on a project like this. It’s probably the most important dress […]
Back here I promised you a tutorial, so here we go with instructions for a DIY summer skirt with denim waist! You’re welcome! Pic 1 – You will need: a pair of thrifted jeans an old curtain / tablecloth / piece of fabric a zipper (try and salvage the one from the jeans) scissors a […]
When I found this awesome fabric with a palm tree print, I just knew I had to make another funky shirt for men. The fabric is retro, designed by Berit Woelfer and made in Finland by Tampella in 1981. Think about it! I was just a baby back then and I think it’s mind-blowing to […]
A lovely new customer found something she really liked in my shop, but it wasn’t her size. Fortunately, she sent me a message and I was able to tell her I still have some of those exact same fabrics left. Can you guess what happened next? If you are hesitant about the size of a […]
It’s the last day of April. This month has passed by so quickly! It’s hard to believe it has been 4 weeks since I officially started with my clothing business. All the paperwork and arrangements have kept me away from the thing I love most, which is sewing. Yesterday I really, really needed to […]
Yesterday I suddenly got a request for a little girl’s dress. I didn’t have the right size in my stash of finished items, so I decided to sew one quickly. It turned out pretty nice, don’t you think?
Railo [rye-lo] is a Finnish word meaning a crevasse; crack or fissure on a glacier or snow field. Even though we hardly come across those man-eating big ones here in Finland, I see smaller railos every winter. Living in the Northern Ostrobothnia we get our share of snow and ice each year. Sadly, it […]