Finnish Independence Day 2016
Min begged for a new winter coat for a special celebration today!!
So, inspired by the felt stars, I dug out the very useful felt coat pattern and started to stitch.
I tried to get most of the applique done before stitching up the side seam.
I sewed the seams using back-stitches, and then overcast the seam allowances, attaching them to the coat proper. With the fabric being felt, this step wasn’t necessary to prevent raveling, but it was helpful to reduce bulk – especially in the sleeves.
The best match for buttons wasn’t quite the right colour of blue…
…so I finished the edges of the coat in turquoise thread.
Happy 99 years of Independence, Finland!
Two candles are lit and placed in the window on Finnish Independence Day, a signal that people would find a safe haven in the house during times of oppression. May many candles be lit tonight!
On Finnish Independence Day 2011 Constance and Tansy became involved in a great Reindeer Saga. Starting from the bottom, the entire story can be seen by following this link
A great on-line Finnish Advent Calendar can be found here…