It’s that time of year again! Last year I had so much fun pushing my knitting skills in Lauren’s and Andi’s Outfit-Along Challenge, so this year I’m definitely joining in again! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, the Outfit-Along (OAL for short) is a yearly challenge, organised by Lauren of lladybird and Andi of Untangling Knots. The aim is to both sew a garment and knit a garment. […]

Everything Else
Green Silk Bombshell Dress Sneak PeekVitamin D Cardigan Work in Progress for the 2016 Outfit-Along | naehzimmerblog.de

Currently: June 2016

Hi everyone, how’s it going? I hope you’re all well. So, you probably haven’t noticed (I’m pretty sure you have plenty other sources of entertainment) and when I started this blog, I swore to myself not to write a sentence like this, but I really am a little sorry for not having blogged in a while. I’ve been really good at keeping a consistant blog schedule ever since I started […]

Sewing, Sewn
Laser-cut button on Burda Easy Shorts| naehzimmerblog.de

Finished Project:
Red Burda Easy Shorts

It’s funny how sometimes I spend a lot of time planning and sewing a garment only to realize at the end that I have no idea how to wear it. I’m all like “Well, I guess it’s not quite my style after all. Bummer.” and move on, only to come back to the exact same garment months later and wearing the hell out of it. Sometimes all it takes is some inspiration – a girl on the subway …

Challenges, Goalmaking, Sewing
A Roundup of all my Unfinished Objects | naehzimmerblog.de

Moment of truth:
A roundup of all my UFOs

Thank you guys so much for your kind comments on my last post. Just a few days later, I finally finally found a flat share with the most wonderful roommates. You know you got the right kind of people when you spend over an hour chatting, laughing and eating cookies in the kitchen. I’m super excited to move back to the city again! Now let’s move on to today’s post: […]

Everything Else
March Work in Progress | naehzimmerblog.de

Currently: March 2016

March has been such an exciting month! It was semester break month and even though I still had a lot of school work to do, I managed to squeeze in some blogging, photography and of course, sewing. Here’s a small roundup of what’s been going on lately: Sewing My sewing machine was broken and had to be repaired so I spent two weeks cutting and pattern drafting. I finally drafted […]

Handmade Stuff, Knitting
Buttons on green Manayunk Cardigan | naehzimmerblog.de

I KNIT A SWEATUUUUUR!!! *

Guys, I’m so insanely proud. After all the trouble with my Snowflake sweater, I finally finished plan B, the green cardigan. I don’t know whether to be surprised or shocked, because IT FITS PERFECTLY!!! Actually: When I finished this one and put it on for the first time, I did a little happy dance in front of the mirror. Okay, more like […]

Challenges, Sewing
My Fabric Shelves | naehzimmerblog.de

Joining in on the
Stash Less Challenge

Last year, I set an intention to drastically reduce my fabric stash. I haven’t talked a lot about my progress – all of the projects using stash fabric have been tagged rather quietly – but I’m actually very pleased with my progress. So far I used 11 fabrics from the photo in my inital post plus all of my knits. Then I donated a few fabrics to a sewing […]

Sewing, Sewn
Summery Blue Sorbetto Top in cotton+steel rayon | naehzimmerblog.de

More seasonal inappropriate wear

It seems to be some kind of running joke in the sewing blog world to show summery garments in winter because you are way behind on your blogging. I’m no exception. My second Sorbetto top was a last-minute-make for my summer holiday in Greece, but when I returned, autumn was in full swing already, which is why this thing never made it to the blog […]

Everything Else, Sewn

2015 Top 5:
My Favourite Projects

Wow. 2016 is just about four weeks old and things are already going crazy around here. So please forgive me if this post is a little late. Before january is over and publishing a roundup like this becomes absolutely ridiculous, I just want to take a moment to look back at my five favourite makes from 2015. Sewing-wise, it’s been my most successful year so far (18 sewn and 6 […]

Everything Else, Goalmaking
2015_goals_plans

Looking Back on 2015:
Goals and Plans

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all enjoyed the holidays and had an amazing New Year’s celebration. I spent the last few days visiting friends in London which was beyond awesome. The city, the people, the pubs, the accent – I’m in love! I even managed to pay a short visit to Goldhawk Road and MacCulloch & Wallis. Then on New Year’s Eve we went to see the Fireworks on the […]