Sewing & Millinery

Sewing & Millinery

I am a self-taught seamstress. My biggest accomplishment was a detailed victorian steampunk costume for a photoshoot. The first thing I can remember ever making was a punk vest I hand-sewn and decorated in elementary school. I made it from leftover cuttings I got from grandma’s dressmaker’s shop. Afterward I decorated it with assorted little metal and plastic “findings” I had scrounged up all over the place. It was a fun and unique project 🙂


I love to be able to create whatever comes to my mind. So, when the time came to get a special apron for my mom or a one-of-a-kind Victorian steampunk gown, I just searched the internet for guides, tips, and techniques. And then I self-taught myself how to draw patterns from scratch and sew whatever I needed to… It is not perfect, but it will do. 🙂

Steampunk Costume
Victorian Steampunk Costume


I am also a hobby milliner since I saw Hello Dolly when I was a little girl. Because I adore a hat fashion, and I miss it in our daily lives, I love creating unusual or extravagant hat pieces.

I think adding my few millinery creations here doesn’t clash with the topic. Some hats I just decorate, and a few I made completely from scratch using fun foam/foamiran as a base…

Victorian Hat
Handmade Victorian Hat

Latest Sewing Posts

  • Valentine’s Love Owls
    Let’s make an adorable last minute Valentine’s Love Owls gift. And you can write your love message on their heart!
  • Walkaway Dress Backwards
    It took me only half a year to finish this backwards Walkaway Dress/ Saturday Morning Dress. I knew I should have used Christmas fabrics instead of summery ones…
  • Valentine’s Walkaway Dress (Challenge)
    Just before Christmas, the Walkaway Dress Challenge popped up on my YouTube, and I decided to make one lovely Valentine’s Walkaway dress!
  • Singer 1897 Hunt
    …and a couple of days later, in the wee hours of the morning, I am sitting on the train going across the whole country for a wild sewing machine chase…
  • Apron for my Mom’s Day
    … I started cutting the fabric on Saturday evening and finished sewing at 5:30 AM Sunday morning…