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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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]