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

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 […]

Handmade Stuff, Knitting
Snowflake Sweater: Close Up of the Lace Yoke | naehzimmerblog.de

Snowflake Sweater:
current state and lessons learned

Hey guys, it’s knitting season and I thought I’d give you a small update on the knitting project I started way back in August: The Snowflake Sweater (I posted a small preview on instagram). Long story short: This project was a great learning experience desaster. It started with the lace yoke taking forever, because it was my first ever lace pattern. I guess I needed about three tries per row. […]

Inspiration, Sewing
Sewing Pattern Roundup: 6 Blouses with beautiful Details | naehzimmerblog.de

Pattern Roundup:
6 Blouses I’d sew up right away

I’ve mentioned it countless times already but let me just say it once more: There’s nothing I like more than beautiful details. Boxy minimalist rectangle-shaped clothes can stay in fashion as long as they want – I’ll always fall in love with the patterns that are a bit more special. At the same time, I’m finding it extremely hard to find such patterns, especially when it comes to tops. So […]

Sewing
Victoria Blazer

Victoria Blazer Fitting Problems:
I need your help!

While my September summer vacation feels like forever ago, I still remember that sad feeling when realizing I have to put my beautiful sandals on a shelf for another 8-9 months. It’s the worst. The good thing: Rainy autumn days are perfect for sewing! Yay! One of the projects I’m most excited about finishing is my Victoria blazer in the most awesome mexican fabric. There’s only one problem: This project is giving me a headache […]

Inspiration, Sewing
Autumn Sewing Plans 2015 | naehzimmerblog.de

Autumn Sewing Plans 2015

Hey guys, I hope you’re all fine. I just returned from a late summer vacation in Greece and although German weather has been gentle (no rain storms and quite a lot of sun), it’s still hard to accept that autumn has arrived up here. I always want to hold on to summer as long as I can and there’s nothing worse than people telling me “Well, I guess summer’s over […]

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 […]