Johanna ÖstJohanna Öst

The blog of Swedish artist Johanna Öst.


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Tropical feedsack dress

Jun 28, 2011 in Sewing


I made a new dress! The fabric is a feedsack that I’m guessing is from the 40s, and it’s just amazing. There were a lot of rips and stains on it so I had to do a lot of piecing together.

The pattern I used was Simplicity 1435 if someone is interested, though I only used it for the bodice.

I love this dress so much, I honestly think it’s one of the most fantastic dresses I’ve seen. I’ve never seen a feedsack print I liked better, and it matches my huge flower earrings-I-tend-to-use-as-dress-clips so perfectly.

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The wardrobe project: Cloud dress

Apr 30, 2010 in Sewing and Wardrobe Project


I’m running out of clothes to include in my wardrobe project so I pretty much only do this when I have a new garment these days. I guess it doesn’t really count any more since I’m done going through my old stuff and my closet only contains things I actually use. I think I will consider the wardrobe project closed with this and just post any random outfits when I feel like it in the future.

Anyway, I made this dress a couple of days ago, and so here’s an outfit with it.

Dress: Made it myself.
Belt: Flea market.
Shoes: Flea market.
Scarf: I think flea market but don’t really remember.
Gloves: Tradera.

I’m also wearing a pair of daisy earrings that didn’t show up well in the photos. They match the dress perfectly and are from this Etsy shop.

Happy Walpurgis!

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Jun 9, 2009 in Sewing


Here’s a sort of playsuit thing I made from a dress that had lost it’s shape in the bodice area.