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I started 2015 with the plan to reduce the size of my fabric stash and called it “The Year of Destashing”. In 2016, I joined Felicia’s Stash Less Challenge. So far it is going pretty well.
You can read more about my plans in my these posts: Joining in on the Stash Less Challenge and The Year of Destashing

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 […]

Challenges
Drawing of possible dresses for the 2016 Outfit-Along | naehzimmerblog.de

My projects for the 2016 Outfit-Along

It’s that time of year again! Last year I had so much fun pushing my knitting skills in Lauren’s and Andi’s Outfit-Along Challenge, so this year I’m definitely joining in again! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, the Outfit-Along (OAL for short) is a yearly challenge, organised by Lauren of lladybird and Andi of Untangling Knots. The aim is to both sew a garment and knit a garment. […]

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, 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
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, […]

Challenges
Outfit Along #oal2015 sketches | naehzimmerblog.de

The Outfit Along 2015:
Planning my projects

With the end of Me-Made May, I’m joining the next challenge in the sewing blogger’s event calendar right away: The „Outfit Along 2015“ is hosted by Lauren of Lladybird and Andi of Untangling Knots and is about creating an entire outfit by knitting a garment and sewing a garment. I am so excited to join this challenge! As a knitting-newbie, who made a hat for almost every day of the […]

Sewing, Sewn
Colette Dahlia Dress in Gingham | naehzimmerblog.de

Oh my Dahlia

So, after spending all of december working like a madwoman, I rewarded myself to a small sewing class in order to make Colette’s Dahlia dress. Since my first attempt at a Colette dress (the Laurel) ended as a desaster, it seemed like a good idea to give them a second chance – this time with professional help …

Sewing, Sewn
Gingham Deer&Doe Chataigne Shorts: Front | naehzimmerblog.de

Gingham Chataigne shorts

Sometimes when you’re planning a sewing project, it turns out exactly the way you want it to be. Take these shorts for example: I planned on making them in red and white gingham, with piping details and polka dot facings. They have the slight vintage vibe I was going for, all seams are neatly finished and the fit is spot on …

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Week of Tees: Classic Baseball Shirt

It’s day five of my Week of Tees which makes me a little proud. I started this mini-series as a small challenge for myself. Sewing up five shirts wasn’t hard, but setting a schedule, photographing and then writing about them five days in a row, kind of was. Why is it so hard to take good photos of oneself? Let alone photos of oneself in the middle of winter inside […]