6 June, 2015
Villemo Oksanen added the project 60's B&W
I found this great fabric at Ikea and wanted to make a graphic, 60’s inspired dress. I used the Jackie Kennedy pattern from the book Famous Frocks as a base. I just love a dress with large pockets!…
29 May, 2015
27 May, 2015
Villemo Oksanen commented on the article Janome Giveaway
An adjustable dress form, for sure. So much easier than trying to fit something while you’re wearing it. And, as always: measure twice, cut once.
26 May, 2015
Villemo Oksanen added the project Rosali lace dress
Cute summer dress with gathered skirt and zipper for my 5yo. Bodice is fully lined.
Based on this free pattern:
22 March, 2015
17 March, 2015
Villemo Oksanen added the project Meps
“Meps” is a portmanteau of the Swedish words for cap and beanie. In short, a jersey beanie that keeps the ears warm and shields the eyes from bright spring sunlight. Sure, the kids look like they …
6 March, 2015
Villemo Oksanen favorited the project Cute and Easy Skating Dress
Villemo Oksanen commented on the project Pretty in Pink Matching Dress #JC
Villemo Oksanen commented on the project Coronation Elsa
Wow! Very good job! Also, my 4yo wants you to adopt her. :-p :-D
Villemo Oksanen added the project Leftover leggings
All my kids have a knack for getting holes on the knees of their pants. Making leggings from expensive fabric can feel like throwing money away. Making super easy leggings from fabric remnants, how…
26 February, 2015
24 February, 2015
Villemo Oksanen favorited the pattern Ruched Sweetheart Gown 11/2014
Villemo Oksanen favorited the project Black & white tubular purse
Villemo Oksanen commented on the project Black & white tubular purse
I LOVE this! So, so pretty! Is there a pattern available?
Villemo Oksanen favorited the project Upcycled Leather Shoes
Villemo Oksanen commented on the project Upcycled Leather Shoes
These are great!
Villemo Oksanen favorited the project a dress for a lady :)
Villemo Oksanen commented on the project a dress for a lady :)
It’s gorgeous and you look amazing. I love the belt detail. Very well done!
Villemo Oksanen commented on the forum topic Posted projects do not show up
Yes, one of my projects has disappeared as well. I had the link on my facebook wall, and that still works but that project isn’t visible in my studio.
The direct link looks like this:
23 February, 2015
Villemo Oksanen commented on the project new england patriot fidget blanket
Where I live, we are recommended to sew one side of the ribbon loops shut to prevent the baby from twisting it around a finger and cutting off the blood supply. Just a thought if you’r…
Villemo Oksanen favorited the project The Heart skirt
Villemo Oksanen commented on the project The Heart skirt
I love this! Super cute and very flattering!
22 February, 2015
Villemo Oksanen added the project The Mismatch
I bought a pile of cotton fat quarters in various patterns and colors. The 4yo promptly picked “the five prettiest” and ordered a dress. It has flowers, polka dots and gingham squares. It’s pink an…
15 February, 2015
Villemo Oksanen added the project "Sabrina's dress"
We went to a party as Bogart and Hepburn in “Sabrina”. I created a simpler version of Sabrina’s fabulous Givenchy dress from bridal satin. I used Burda Style pattern 7155 as a base and black lace a…
12 January, 2015
Villemo Oksanen commented on the article Invisible Details of a Couture Garment: The Waist Stay
Thank you! This was most helpful!
10 January, 2015
Villemo Oksanen commented on the project A Susie for my Jackie
It’s super easy! Pattydoo has a tutorial with English subtitles.
9 January, 2015
Villemo Oksanen added the project A Susie for my Jackie
A small Susie-bag with boxpleats from the fabulous tutorial by Pattydoo to go with my Jackie dress. I added a strap for easy carrying.
Here is a link to the tutorial from Pattydoo:
7 January, 2015
Villemo Oksanen added the project "The Jackie" with flowers
Pattern from the book “Famous Frocks” (Alm/McDevitt) inspired by Jackie Kennedy. Great pattern and easy to follow description for a nice, well-fitting dress with large pockets and a hidden zipper i…
Villemo Oksanen commented on the forum topic Making a replica - need tips on suitable patterns!
Thank you! Yes, that’s the dress I meant and it IS really hard to find a suitable pattern.
Today, I actually stumbled over a Burda pattern that might be just the thing:
3 January, 2015
Villemo Oksanen commented on the project Mina's red dress from F.F Coppola's Dracula
This is absolutely fabulous! Did you have a pattern för the bodice and skirt?