I sewed quite a few things from remnants last year. It always amazes me how much you can make from things you already have, once you think a bit out of the box … (aka are forced to do it because you’re broke). Plus, it feels so good to finally get rid of some long-hoarded bigger scraps and to make a garment that is basically free. For these knit shorts, I […]

Sewing, Sewn

BAM! – Golden Snake Foil Bomber Jacket

Sometimes all you need to get out of a sewing slump is one meter of golden snake skin polyester. In past posts, I’ve talked about the unusual quiet on this blog in the past months. I didn’t get much sewing done in 2016 and even though I missed it, I had been feeling far too restless to sit down quietly at my machine, working patiently on a project. I expected 2017 to be the same. I was just in a slump. Until this jacket happened […]

Everything Else

On Accepting
Big Life Changes

Hey guys. Sooo … I don’t know how many times I have written about life changes within the past 24 months. And as life would have it, there’s another big change coming round the corner. I spent the last few days basically going through decision-hell and it was incredibly hard, but I will be moving to a new place at the beginning of next year. It’s the same city and […]

Sewing, Sewn

Simple floral knit skirt
with an exposed zipper

I love sewing with leftover fabric! Though I usually find it a bit annoying when scraps are too big to be thrown away after cutting, I love the challenge of it. There’s almost always a pair of shorts or a mini skirt in there, but sometimes you have to get a bit creative to make it. I love that projects from leftovers are basically “free” since you don’t have to […]

Sewing, Tips and Tricks

Sewing (Men’s) Shirts:
Tips and Resources

Last week, I talked about the time I sewed my first men’s shirt, which was one of those project that took my sewing to a whole new level. Lately, I am thinking a lot about how to make my blog posts more useful for my readers. Seeing a finished sewing project can be quite intimidating at times, especially for beginners. Yet any project can be broken down into individual steps, […]

Sewing, Sewn

Sewing a Men’s Shirt –
Throwback Thursday

Long before I started this blog, I was already blogging passively: I knew I wanted to start a blog eventually, so I already took lots of pictures of my makes, even though I didn’t have anywhere to post them yet. The other day I went through all my old photos and found these pictures of my first ever men’s shirt. Time for another Throwback Thursday! So, call me selfish, but […]

Sewing, Sewn

Green Silk
Bombshell Dress

In every seamstresses life there are a few garments considered “milestone projects”. My list looks something like this: anything from knit fabric ✓ / pants ✓ / a blazer ✓ / a festive dress ✓ / lingerie / a winter coat / a wedding dress. While I still sew a lot of basic things for my wardrobe, I actually love those more challenging time-consuming projects. So when a friend invited […]

Handmade Stuff, Home

Currently:
5 small DIY projects

I don’t talk about it much here on the blog, but even when I’m not sewing, I am constantly making something. Looking around my room the other day, I suddenly realized how many of my things are either handmade or altered in some way. Apart from my wardrobe and handmade furniture, my room is full of things that resulted from small projects: painted IKEA shelves, leather drawer handles, reupholstered chairs, […]

Sewing, Sewn

Upcycled old military jacket

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well. Today I don’t have a sewing, but an upcycling project for you. You may or may not remember this jacket that I posted about in April last year. It’s one of my long term unfinished projects that I can now finally consider finished. Which is ridiculous, given that it only took a couple of hours to complete. But let’s start at the beginning: […]

Knitting, Tips and Tricks
Knitting Tutorials for Beginners

My favourite tutorials
for beginner knitters

Ever since I started knitting, I’ve been on the hunt for good tutorials. Basically everything I know about knitting comes from consulting the omniscience of youtube and blogs. Whenever I don’t know what a term or an abbrevation in a pattern means, I just try to find a video or a blog post that explains it. That being said, finding good, high-quality tutorials for beginner knitters isn’t always easy. Looking […]

Sewing, Sewn

Kokka Mini Skirt:
Another Stash Less Project

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 […]