March has been such an exciting month! It was semester break month and even though I still had a lot of school work to do, I managed to squeeze in some blogging, photography and of course, sewing. Here’s a small roundup of what’s been going on lately: Sewing My sewing machine was broken and had to be repaired so I spent two weeks cutting and pattern drafting. I finally drafted […]

Handmade Stuff, Knitting
Buttons on green Manayunk Cardigan | naehzimmerblog.de

I KNIT A SWEATUUUUUR!!! *

Guys, I’m so insanely proud. After all the trouble with my Snowflake sweater, I finally finished plan B, the green cardigan. I don’t know whether to be surprised or shocked, because IT FITS PERFECTLY!!! Actually: When I finished this one and put it on for the first time, I did a little happy dance in front of the mirror. Okay, more like […]

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 […]

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 […]