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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 […]

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 …

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 […]

Sewing, Sewn
Floral Sorbetto Top| naehzimmerblog.de

A floral summer top in winter

Sometimes, when you’ve been working hard for weeks and weeks and there’s still no end in sight, you just have to stop whatever you’re doing for an evening and just sew something quick and easy to keep your sanity …

Sewing, Sewn
Purple Miette Wrap Skirt | naehzimmerblog.de

A purple Miette skirt

I haven’t talked much about the progress of my destashing year so far, but it’s actually going pretty well. While I didn’t completely abstain from fabric shopping, the challenge helped me to be more aware of what fabric I already had and what it could be made into. So far, 9 fabrics from the stack in this photo and all of my knits have been made into projects. This purple cotton is one that I had for about five years which is kind of crazy. It started with […]

Challenges, Sewing, Sewn
2015 Outfit Along Cambie Dress | naehzimmerblog.de

Outfit Along 2015:
The finished dress

The 2015 Outfit Along is over and now I know it’s possible to knit a cardigan in two months AND make a dress in the same time. Although the dressmaking part didn’t start until two weeks before the due date. Anyway, I thought it was about time to make one of the Greatest Hits of the indie sewing pattern world. Being the only person on the internet who never made a Cambie dress, […]

Sewing, Sewn

Falling for floral Françoise fabric

I’ve recently talked to a friend about how I constantly fall in love with beautiful things: “When something looks amazing – be it a colour palette or a pattern or a fabric – it’s a bit like falling in love: I have butterflies in my stomach. That’s how I recognize beautiful things”. She gave me the same look I give my other friend from the tax office when she talks all excitedly about numbers and laws. A look that says […]