It’s been some time since I talked about the Stash Less Challenge. It feels awkward to sign up for a challenge and then never mention it again, but despite not talking about it on this blog very much, setting the intention still helped me a lot in downsizing my stash. I donated a bunch of fabrics and sold some others, but most importantly: I became so much better at avoiding […]

Handmade Stuff, Home

Handmade Wooden Thread Rack

Last year, I have been paying regular visits to an open wood workshop in my city. The concept is pretty cool: You can come by on certain days of the week and – for a small fee – use the work benches, woodworking machinery and tools there. There’s also some experts around, in case any advice is needed. There are a few of these workshops all over town and I […]

Challenges, Style

Me Made May 2017
– A Mini Roundup

Hey guys, how are you doing? I’ve missed you. And I’ve missed this little space here, so I’m glad to say that I’m back with new posts. It’s summer – the best time for blog photos and just a couple of weeks ago, Me Made May ended. During which I finally found a nice corner in my oh-so-tiny room to take photos in. I didn’t manage to take photos of […]

Everything Else, Home
Sewing Room Tour | naehzimmerblog.de

Room Tour:
My Old Sewing Room

Back when I started this blog (which feels like forever ago), I started a rather half-assed series on sewing room planning that I never gave any updates to. There’s a variety of reasons for that (the room was super small, the lighting wasn’t ideal for photos, I just forgot), but the main reason is that my sewing room was a constant work in progress. It didn’t feel complete until a […]

Sewing, Sewn
Sewn Aztec Ying Yang Bag

Sewn: Aztec Print
Ying Yang Bag

I made this bag and took these photos about a year ago. And for some weird reason I didn’t like the pictures and decided to take new ones in better light. And now, 12 months later, I realize that that was just stupid. The photos aren’t perfect, but perfectly fine and there are actually some that I really like. So in an attempt to […]

Handmade Stuff, Home
Sewing Room Tour | naehzimmerblog.de

Woodworking Project:
Honeycomb Shelves

One of the things I love about my family are their handicraft skills. Both of my parents are good at woodworking and a lot of things inside their home are handmade. I learned from an early age that simple furniture like desks, shelves or even cupboards can easily (and often more cheaply) be handmade instead of bought. Some of my favourite childhood memories are from woodworking with my mum. I […]

Inspiration, Sewing
Strap Options for my Cobalt Dress: Details

Summer Dress Sketching: Straps

I’ve been obsessed with cobalt blue for quite a while now. It all started with Lauren’s dress and then this interview with Gretchen Jones on Seamwork (scroll down to see the photo of her blue dress). Gretchen really is right when she says that “you can’t not stare at somebody in a bright blue dress”. And then, of course, there’s all those beautiful pictures of girls in strappy maxi dresses […]

Challenges
Drawing of possible dresses for the 2016 Outfit-Along | naehzimmerblog.de

My projects for the 2016 Outfit-Along

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: […]