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I Made Another Dress!

Pussy Bow Dress by Salme Sewing Patterns

Hi all!

It’s Saturday night and the Champion’s league final is on in this house, so thought I’d do some blogging instead! We’ve moved the last of our stuff to the flat today, but as we don’t have a TV or internet  we’re spending one more night at Matthew’s parent’s place so Matthew can watch football…Men!

Talking of football, some of you might’ve seen what happened to Matthew’s foot in his weekly Monday night football game…He sprained his ankle quite badly and is still on crutches – hence we still haven’t moved (the flat is on the second floor and with no internet he couldn’t work from home there).

We spent half the night on Monday in Edinburgh’s only A&E – it was probably my saddest and most disturbing experience in this city so far…The place was full of intoxicated people who were completely out of it, and the police had their hands full with trying to keep the place safe for the other patients… And this was just a Monday night, imagine what Friday or Saturday night would be like!!

Anyway, some of you might remember one of my first posts of the first dress I’ve ever made (for my friend’s 30th birthday) and how it got lost in the post on the way to London. 🙁 Well I finally made another one with the same pattern, and this time I took it to London myself!


I used a pattern by Salme sewing patterns, which I think are quite modern and easy – I’ve only made two so far though. (It’s a Finnish woman who designs the patterns herself.)


Once you’ve bought the patterns online, you receive a pdf that you have to download and print. Then you piece the A4s together with tape and cut out the different pattern pieces. Easy peasy.


Mid-way through the project. The bodice and the skirt are made separately and then sewn together. That’s my red little sewing machine that Matthew gave me for my birthday 🙂


The bow-part was definitely the most difficult to make.


Here it is in all its glory! I thought the colour was very much one of my friend’s colours, hope she thinks so too!

And here we have the lucky birthday child 🙂 (Not sure if she looks slightly embarrassed in the first photo haha…)


And this is my next project – a jumpsuit, also by Salme Sewing patterns. I’ve already bought the pattern, just need to find a fabric I like. Thinking summer and flowers, or at least something more exciting than black 🙂 Might get started next month when Matthew is off to Lisbon for his lad’s holiday…

The game is almost finished, yay! Hope you all have a good Saturday night!

x Nina x

Nina Äikäs

I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!

  • Kati

    Oj så fin den blev!! Nu blev man ju helt ivrig att pröva själv! … Kanske man skulle ge nerverna en utmaning 😉

    May 27, 2014 at 7:20 am
    • ninaaikas

      Tack! Det var mycket mer smärtfritt andra gången jag sydde samma klänning… 🙂 Tycker faktiskt det är ganska avslappnande att sy fast jag annars är en ganska otålig mänska – so go for it!
      PS. Tycker det är så roligt att läsa din blogg 🙂

      May 27, 2014 at 12:10 pm
      • Kati

        Nå men tack det samma bara 🙂

        May 27, 2014 at 3:24 pm
  • annika b

    Nina, dress looks amazing!!! I’m so proud of you! Lucky Hannele, she looks really good in that dress, very fancy yellow pattern. And OMG that red gorgeous dress got lost, horrible, I missed that post last year cuz I was in Asia. You have to make that red dress again, make it for yourself, cus that looked just amazing. Now you can make a dress with eyes closed anyways=very fast. Be aware that some journalist might stop you in the street when you wear that red dress… Btw, I’ve been looking for a champagne colored bridesmaid dress from hundreds of web shops and I finally ordered one, I took a leap away from my regular style. Mushu motivated me to try something different. I paid only 39$, but then a shitload or shipping costs. The webshop is, really nice dress shop, you get som sewing ideas from there.

    May 30, 2014 at 4:22 am
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